Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 19:26:06 -0400 From: "(Dale F. Coye)" Subject: pre-consonantal /l/ in AAVE I was listening to a presentation on grant writing yesterday and the presenter, a highly educated African-American, used /l/-less forms in words like film, milk, but what surprised me was that the word "results" sounded almost like "resorts," that is, the /l/ was getting /r/-like somehow. Does anyone know more about this? Dale Coye Princeton, NJ