W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 24 03:01:51 UTC 2013

Dzhokhar [joe-KHAR] --> [ZHO-hah] / Christiane Amanpour 20130424
(1) stress on initial syllable; (2) ach-laut > aitch; (3) gallicistic
de-affrication of initial /dzh/ to [zh]; (4) elegant RP rendition of /-ar/
as non-rhotic post-vocalic [ah].
JB: <<<tell me in plain language ... whether it's more like "joe" or
WB:  IMHO, it's just plain Joe. <jeux> would be more like asking a Brit to
suck on a lemon and try to say <azure>

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