Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 15:04:33 -0500
From: "Peter L. Patrick" PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.ACC.GEORGETOWN.EDU
Subject: Re: "Atlanta" -Reply
(if this thread isn't dead...)
I thought nasals in that position were generally flapped,
making it impossible to tell whether there's an /nt/ or just /n/ from
surface evidence. The environment is stressed-vowel, NT, unstressed
vowel, or /Vntv/, and it's a generall flapping rule for American
dialects, nothing Southern or Georgian.
I've depended on this before in work without actually knowing
what the argum,ents for possible derivbations are-- since the bit
about lack of surface evidence seems clear-- but if anyone knows any
lit. on the subject I'd very much like a reference...