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Mark J. Reed scripsit:

> > I more often hear /'dzairo/, as if it were the word "gyro" = "gyroscope".
>
> Well, clearly you live in a less sophisticated part of the country than
> Atlanta. :)

I meant /Z/ not /z/, of course.

> > As for cicadas...
>
> Around here that's /s@'kei'd@z/, btw.

Ditto.

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