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Re: Zetowvu / Ezotwuv (new conlang)

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Thursday, February 27, 2003, 19:21
Tristan wrote at 2003-02-27 18:45:42 (+1100)
 > Tim May wrote:
 > > *If there are any English words ending in /Z/.  I can't think of any.
 > Some pronunciations of 'beige', 'garage' and other (generally French)
 > recent borrowings. It isn't possible and the more nativised they are,
 > the more likely they are to become /dZ/ in many dialects (e.g. 'garage',
 > which is a perfectly normal, every-day word, is /"g&ra:dZ/ in my
 > dialect, whereas 'beige', being a less-normal word is still /b&iZ/.

Ah, yes, thankyou.  (For some reason I could only think of French
words _not_ borrowed into English, when I looked for them in my

Incidentally, in my GA-influenced RP ideolect I think I have free
variation between /"g{r@dZ/ and /g@"ra:Z/.