Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 20:56:33 -0000 From: Muhammed Suleiman Subject: Re: of(t)en and "is all" Dear Kendra, I live in the UK, and I can tell you that the pronunciation without is considered to be the 'better' and 'standard' one, there is a tendency, however, for the to come back into vogue, probably under the influence of the spelling. The -pronunciation is however still normal in the northern dialects. Regards, Dr M. Suleiman > > > Also, did anybody out there grow up pronouncing the "t" in often? I've > > only ever heard it done in poetry. Is the t-lessness an Americanism, or > > a regionalism? > > > > Kendra Banks Perry >