Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 19:26:06 -0400
From: "(Dale F. Coye)" Dfcoye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
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?