Date: Sat, 5 Mar 1994 10:07:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET> Subject: Re: local locality pronunciation Rudy, 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 [I]. Dennis Preston 22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.bitnet