Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 08:48:07 -0400 From: Seth Sklarey 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 gentlemen? 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