Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 11:09:09 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: Re: "Atlanta" -Reply >>> Ron Butters 1/8/97, 01:03am >>> 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. <<<<< I've heard a lot of a pron with no stops at all: [[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 'laen [AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]]. The [n] may be tapped. Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA :