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.