Fricative voicing in *houses*

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 12 13:24:52 UTC 2006

  David Bergdahl writes:

Syracuse [sir at kjus] for downstaters but [ser at kjuz] for upstaters is what I
remember from my decade living there 1958-68.

Yup. I was a downstater -- Westchester '49-'57, NYC '57-'65 -- and
[sir at kjus] is the pronunciation I grew up with and still use.

-- Mark M.
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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