/zh/ replacing /dzh/?

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Sep 25 16:12:36 UTC 2002

On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Alice Faber wrote:

#Well, of course, the right way to say Elijah has neither /zh/ nor
#/dzh/...but I don't think I've ever heard a non-affricated English
#pronunciation. Garage with /dzh/ strikes me as a Britishism

The Brits go the whole hog on anglicizing it: they stress the first
syllable, too:

        ' g ae r I dZ

rhyming with "carriage".

-- Mark A. Mandel

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