Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 15:04:33 -0500 From: "Peter L. Patrick" 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... --peter patrick