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?

Dale Coye

Princeton, NJ