Re: Matronymics and the way Zayin is pronounced #general


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <19e.464a57e0.313cba08@aol.com>, <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:

There is no sound in the German language that resembles the Z in
"zero."
I hesitate to question Michael's knowledge of German, but I was taught
that a single s before a vowel (as in "sie" or "Hase") is pronounced as
the English z in "zero". It certainly sounds that way to me when I hear
German. I this a question of regional differences?

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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