/zh/ replacing /dzh/?

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Sep 25 22:53:08 UTC 2002

>Alice, say it isn't so. You can say /grazh/ for /gradzh/!


>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
>>Dennis R. Preston
>>Professor of Linguistics
>>Department of Linguistics and Languages
>>740 Wells Hall A
>>Michigan State University
>>East Lansing, MI 48824-1027 USA
>>Office - (517) 353-0740
>>Fax - (517) 432-2736
>Alice Faber                                             faber at haskins.yale.edu
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Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
740 Wells Hall A
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027 USA
Office - (517) 353-0740
Fax - (517) 432-2736

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