Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 11:11:34 CST From: Joan Hall Subject: Re: mrs/miz'/gazz DARE has examples of /mIzrIz/ from 1909 _Dialect Notes_ (east AL and w GA), from 1960 in csKY, from 1967-69 in swKY, LA, seAL, wTN, and from 1970 in TN. Lucille Bailey (1142 Forest Drive, Kokomo, IN 46901) has also written a paper on this. I'm sure she'd send you a copy if you'd like it. Joan Hall