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

of Mrs.

His address is chingmkl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

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

forces, too.

Marvin Ching

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.

Seth Sklarey

Coconut Grove, FL