/zh/ replacing /dzh/?

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Sep 25 17:40:42 UTC 2002

Nope. If I fully elide the first syllable, it would be /grazh/.

Dennis R. Preston said:
>First syllable? There are two syllables in 'garage'? Aint it /gradzh/
>(adopting the /dzh/ spelling of the affricate used so far in this
>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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>Department of Linguistics and Languages
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