Date: Sat, 5 Jul 1997 09:08:07 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas" Subject: Pron Atlanta/Hotlanta On Sat, 5 Jul 1997, Peggy Smith wrote: > I lived in Atlanta during the 1974-75 school year and we used the > expression "Hotlanta" then, only it was pronounced "Hotlanna". When I arrived at UTK, my students taught me that one may pronounce either "t" in Atlanta -- but never both. I don't recall a pronunciation lesson for "Hotlanta," but extension of the principle taught me would lead to "Hot-la-na" as the only possible pronunciation. Bethany Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Department of English EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 415 McClung Tower (423) 974-6965, (423) 974-6926 (FAX) University of Tennessee Editor, Language in the Judicial Process: Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 USA