"Miss" vs. "Ma'am"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Oct 29 12:35:50 UTC 2013

I am tone-deaf and not a phonologist and do mishear things, but this is
very clearly "Miss" with a short i and a sibilant s. (My apologies for
not knowing the more accurate technical terms.)

---Amy West

On 10/29/13 12:02 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:43:08 -0200
> From:    "David A. Daniel"<dad at POKERWIZ.COM>
> Subject: Re: "Miss" vs. "Ma'am"
> This is probably a stupid question: Are you sure you're not hearing a
> voiceless version of Ms (miss rather than mizz)?

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