Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 08:48:52 -0500

From: "Joseph C. Salmons" jsalmons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU

Subject: Re[2]: Greasy et al.

I use the /z/ for both types of visa (b. Atlanta, 1959).

My thanks to you for finding a word besides "greasy" to demonstrate

this variation.

Is 'parsley' another such word? 'Visa' has voicing much farther

north than 'greasy'--many Wisconsin speakers have /z/ in 'visa

but not in the latter word--but many southerners have /s/ in

'parsley'. Or is /z/ in this word an oddity for southern spkrs?