Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 01:03:33 -0500
From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: "Atlanta"
[Sorry--I sent that last message before I was done]
Bethany Dumas writes:
When I moved to Knoxville (1974), my
UT students told me that I could say
either /[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]lanta/ or /[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]tlana? -- I could
say either "t" but not both.
It seems to me that the alternatives are [aetlaen(t)uh] or
[uh?laen(t)uh]--where [uh] = schwa, [?] = glottal stop, and the second [t]
is optional in either case.