Date: Sat, 5 Mar 1994 14:00:39 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: local locality pronunciation Dennis, Right -- presumably one would be surprised by an [iy] before [n], since in that context [iy] would be unequivocally /iy/, given the contrast of /iy/:/I/ before /n/. The phonetic contrast would be perceptually salient in that context, though not before /ng/. Rudy Troike [rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]]