Ray Brown wrote:
> Yep - and up in Scotland, yogh and z seem to have got themselves confused,
> so we know have. e.g.
> capercailzie /k&p@(r)'kejli/ a species of grouse
> and the surnames:
> Dalziel /di'El/
Whoever thought that up?! silly orthographies :)
> Menzies /'mINIs/
> Tho I gather the latter has acquired in spelling pronunciation /'mEzIz/ in
> our former colonies :)
More like /'menziz/ (or /mEnziz/ or however you want to think of it)
where the /i/ is like -y, but I suppose you just accidentally forgot to
type the /n/ and were thinking in RP. (At least in this former colony
that has had a Menzies as our head of Government.)
But is it actually pronounced /'mINIs/ in England? I'd thought that was
a Scotland-only thing...
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