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

Damien Hall halldj at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Jan 22 14:59:25 UTC 2008

>(For Shakespeare, I believe it was anglicized to something like /Jakwiz/.)

/dZejkwiz/, I think.  (Where I think my /dZ/ = your /J/, so the difference is in
the stressed vowel.)

Damien Hall
University of Pennsylvania

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