Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 14:33:14 -0400 From: Beverly Flanigan Subject: Re: hypercorrect intervocalic /t/ The use of aspirated /t/ in "better" etc. is commonly taught by Language Arts teachers like those I have in an evening class; they insist that it is their "duty" (flapped, of course, in their own natural speech) to teach kids how to enunciate "properly," and they feel personally attacked when I tell them it's not normal or necessary. But alas, I have a Linguistics colleague who also says [bEt[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]r].