Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 10:04:33 CDT
From: Mike Picone MPICONE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UA1VM.UA.EDU
Subject: Re: Greasy et al.
Someone called the s-ful pronunciation of _visa_ the "Romance
pronunciation." Just for the record, this is inaccurate. In Spanish,
the pronunciation is indeed usually s-ful, but there are exceptions:
intervocalic s z in parts of Ecuador; s h for some Cuban speakers.
However, French _visa_ is always z-ful. In Italian, there is
variation between s and z intervocalically, depending upon region and
individual speech habits.
University of Alabama
MPICONE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UA1VM.UA.EDU