/zh/ replacing /dzh/?

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Sep 25 23:09:37 UTC 2002


Does this mean I take my beater to the /gradzh/ but the chateau has
an attached /garazh/?


This is not entirely with tongue-you-know-where; s I grew up (in
Loo at vul), I came to have a meaning for /grisI/ which suggested a fine
or delicate oil and reserved /grizI/ for the unmarked sense - You
been workin on the car and are all greasy.

>At 3:15 PM -0400 9/25/02, Mark A Mandel wrote:
>>On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, FRITZ JUENGLING wrote:
>>#GaraZH has always sounded like some affectation.
>>Your problem, not mine. That's how I learned it growing up.
>>And /vaz/ more than /vejz/ or /vejs/
>According to my students, it depends on the value/price.  Over $300
>or so, it's a VAHZ.  Otherwise, just a VEYS.  I guess that may be
>seen as going along with "affectation".

Dennis R. Preston
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