Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 12:16:15 -0400

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: wh- at ny- ews from Texas?

ADS member and cinema dialect coach Allyn Partin asks for information on the

following in current Texas adult speech. ("Adult" meaning "grown up," not

something else.) She wants to help certain actors sound Texan.

1. Is there a distinction between wh- and w- ?

2. Is there a [j] after the initial [n] in *news* etc?

She is not e-connected, so I will note your answers and pass them on. Or, if

you care to phone her directly (some of you know her), it's 818/361-0898.

- Allan Metcalf, ADS executive secretary