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--- Tim May <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> What do you mean, turn it around on them?  That's
> part of its intended use.

I use /mIz/ for everyone. [Unless I know that the
person in question uses Ms for PC reasons. Then she
gets a Mrs. in writing, or a clear /mIsEs/ in speech.]


It has nothing to do with the "intended use", but with
a convergence of /mIz/, /mIsz/ and /mIs/ all of which
are very close and easy to level in rapid speech.

Padraic.





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il dunar-li c' argeont ayn politig;
     celist il pozponer le mbutheor ayn backun gras.

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