/Z/ and /dZ/
hstahlke at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Sun Mar 23 04:37:12 UTC 2003
Maybe this will lead to the elimination of the hypercorrect, French-modeled
Eli/Z/ah, Bei/Z/ing, and Ola/Z/uwon.
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
Of Dennis R. Preston
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2003 1:37 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: /Z/ and /dZ/
>No, I intended to make [dZ] the freedom affricate (substituting for
>the you-know-what fricative). I probably miswrit.
>At 11:48 AM -0500 3/22/03, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>>Must you be so direct; see my message.
>Right, but by your reasoning, we could go on pronouncing the Freedom
>Fricative, the way we can go on eating Freedom Fries and Freedom
>Toast. Evidently, that's not an option here.
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