Date: Sat, 19 Mar 1994 14:08:40 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Southern Palatal Glide in /aesh/ In response to Don Lance's very informative and insightful note, I just want to clarify that I was not intending to combine the rules; just commenting on some parallel effects. The /ae/ --> /aey/ Southern rule operates before Nasal + Vl Stop and before Vl Fricatives -- a curious combination -- which is the same context as affects the British/Boston /ae/ --> /a/, and is clearly different from the simple assimilative development of a [y]-glide preceding palatals. On the excresent [t] in , I have it all the time anyway. I cannot without the greatest concentration make a distinction between and , as a British friend was fond of pointing out. Lexicalization of these things, and different strata of learning, can produce contrasts even within individual speech, as one East Texas speaker I know who distinguishes /paeynts/ "article of clothing" and /paents/ "what a dog does", since they were learned at different times under different circumstances. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]