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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