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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@/ (non-rhotic). Jesse S. Bangs "If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time." --G.K. Chesterton