Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 15:19:33 -0400 From: "Peter L. Patrick" Subject: Re: nasal flaps? Boy, you never can tell what will start a thread! though I have actually learned from this one. (No offense taken, Ron-- friends don't flap their noses at each other!) Don's point is exactly the one that I usually think of when "nasal flap" comes up. This environment is a neutralizing one for the famous TD-deletion, since you can't necessarily tell whether there is or ever was a /t/ there-- so it has to be excluded when quantifying. Otherwise, w.r.t. nasal(ized) fl(t)aps I am like Thurber's famous bear: I can take 'em or leave 'em alone... --plp