Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 15:19:33 -0400
From: "Peter L. Patrick" PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.ACC.GEORGETOWN.EDU
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...