/zh/ replacing /dzh/?

FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Wed Sep 25 16:18:08 UTC 2002

>Well, of course, the right way to say Elijah has neither /zh/ nor

Well, what is the 'right' way?

>but I don't think I've ever heard a non-affricated English
>pronunciation. Garage with /dzh/ strikes me as a Britishism

GaraZH has always sounded like some affectation. I can see pronouncing 'liege' with  ZH; maybe the speaker is trying to sound more French. The Normans had lieges and so on.  So, with respect to those old social  classes... However, the garage hardly seems to be the place to be puttin' on airs.  When I hear some hick from Indiana say 'garazh' I snicker.
BTW, no one (at least that I have seen) has mentioned the Taj Mahal. TaJ or TaZH?
Fritz Juengling

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