Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 12:05:41 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: can/can't Larry, Thanks for the references. Hans Marchand has always amazed me with his scholarly depth, but he is largely ignored when leading names are mentioned. Don has forgotten his linguistic roots: in Texas and elsewhere in the South and South Midland (I'm not trying to pick a fight here), the vowel of is /aey/ or is raised by the following glide to /ey/. As the nuclei are different even under stress, there ain't no confusion. Rudy --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]