Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 08:48:07 -0400
From: Seth Sklarey crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET
Subject: Re: mrs/miz'/gazz
I forwarded your msg to Marvin Ching, who is doing a project on pronunciations
His address is chingmkl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msuvx1.memphis.edu
I recently conducted an oral reading of a passage with informants. An
African-American, who used all /s/s for GREASY said the MIZIRIS word.
However, he had lived for some years in the Chicago and was in the armed
While we are discussing fun-etic mispronounciations how about MESSERS for the
Was Br'er Rabbbit ahead of his time politically correct with MIZ'?
On another subject gazz/oranjoose
There is a New York/New Jersey/Jewish pronounciation of GAZZ for gas
and ORANJOOSE as one word for orange juice. However, only New Jersey seems
to use CHAWKLIT for chocolate.
Coconut Grove, FL