Re: genre (was: Woody or tinny?)
|From:||jesse stephen bangs <jaspax@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 21, 2001, 21:46|
Roger Mills sikayal:
> English words with initial /Z/ are extremely rare, generally uncommon, and
> almost always mangled. Ditto for medial and final /Z/ (we discussed
> "garage" a while back).
I don't think you meant to include medial /Z/ in there--medial /Z/ is well
established and cannot alternate w/ /dZ/ in any dialect I know of. I
don't think anyone would say "pleasure" as /plEdZr=/ (rhotic) or /plEdZ@/
Jesse S. Bangs email@example.com
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