/zh/ replacing /dzh/?
jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Wed Sep 25 13:25:30 UTC 2002
To me, liege looks like the name of a city in Belgium,
hence my first assumption on seeing it in this thread
was to pronunce it with /zh/, with a syllable break
between the "i" and the "e". It took a while - and
the recollection of movies set in feudal times - to
see it as "leedzh".
--- Dale Coye <Dalecoye at AOL.COM> wrote:
> Liege looks more French, and it's less common--we're
> more likely to think of
> it as recent borrowing and go for the French sound.
> Dale Coye
> in NJ
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