Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 02:44:24 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: can/can't When international students have asked about American pronunciations of 'can' and 'can't' -- complaining that they don't hear a -t -- I point out that the vowel in 'can' lasts a little longer than the one in 'can't'. They find that explanation useful. DMLance