Date: Sat, 5 Mar 1994 10:07:00 EST

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET

Subject: Re: local locality pronunciation


You are right, of course, about the [i] -[I] variation which falls out of the

neutralization before [ng] (when the pronunciation is [linggwIstIks], using

-ng- for angma, the velar nasal). But I note that when the pronunciation is

[lIngwIstIks] (with an alveolar nasal preceding [g]), the vowel is invariably


Dennis Preston

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