Date: Sat, 5 Jul 1997 09:08:07 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

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 K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law

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