Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 10:56:23 -0500
From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU
Subject: Re: Japan(ese)

Does this mean that are places in the US that say Japanese with an "s"
rather than a "z"?

Danny Long

Jeutonne P. Brewer wrote:
Japanese is one of those words in which you can the the "greasy"/"greazy"
distinction. Using Japan as the adjectival form would be a way of
avoiding the dialectal distinction. Just a thought.

Sorry my message wasn't clear; I shouldn't write late in the evening.

Yes, I'm (trying to) state that "Japanese" and "Japaneze" pronciations
occur. It reminds me of the same kind of thing that happened with
the word Vietnamese in the 60s and 70s.

Jeutonne Brewer