Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 09:58:21 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ARIZVMS.BITNET
Subject: Re: local locality pronunciations
The reason for the /byuwn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]/ pronunciation of bueno is, of course, the
lack of homorganic stop + resonant initial clusters in English, e.g. */tl/
(despite e.e. cummings tlot, tlot ), */dl/, */pw/, */bw/. Some speakers
even have problems with /gw/, presumably reflecting labial-velar similarities.
One speaker I know pronounces bueno as /byuweynow/.