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