Fricative voicing . . .

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Thu May 11 17:27:18 UTC 2006

The laxing of the vowel is interesting here too.  I know it's happening,
but I'm not sure of its distribution. Anyone?

At 08:52 AM 5/11/2006, you wrote:
>There's also the "lousy" /-zI/ vs. /-sI/ difference, which I
>have always supposed to be regional, perhaps paralleling the
>two pronunciations of "houses."  But the metaphorical vs.
>literal distinction is probably a factor as well.
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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