Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 09:51:25 -0500 From: Ronald Butters Subject: Re: TUNE, DUKE, NOON NEWS, ETC. For those of you who might want actually to be so knarly as to READ something in an old-fashioned BOOK-like device concerning variability in initial [+consonant]([y])[u] words in English, I recommend Ann Pitts's, "Flip-Flop Prestige in American TUNE, DUKE, and NEWS," in AMERICAN SPEECH 61.2 (Summer 1986), 130-38. Dr. Pitts actually has done some research on this question!