/zh/ replacing /dzh/?

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Sep 25 22:53:31 UTC 2002

>Score one.

>  >You'd better call them hicks Hoosiers.
>Pronounced 'hoojer' of course!
>Fritz must be from one of them
>places that ain't got no hicks.
>>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
>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

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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