Date: Sat, 19 Mar 1994 21:58:11 -0600 From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU Subject: Re: Southern Palatal Glide in /aesh/ What's interesting about hearing this glide in someone like rather's speech is that, at least in the south midland speech of Illinois, this feature (the glide) seems to be disappearing. I had a sample of about 50 speakers from this area, and only the older ones, for the most part, regularly had the glide in "crash" or "ash." Timn Frazer