English words beginning with <j> pronounced [Z]?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 22 14:27:55 UTC 2008

At 1/22/2008 08:20 AM, Dennis Preston wrote:
>I believe the recommended Shakespearian version was /Jekwiz/ not /Jakwiz/.

At least recommended to the 20th century actors I've heard.*  :-)


*Assuming the e in Jekwiz is intended to sound like the a in trade?

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