Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 13:45:09 -0500
From: EJOHNSON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUVX2.MEMPHIS.EDU
Subject: Re: /z/ + /n/ = /d/ + /n/
I just saw a reference to a paper on this topic from 1959 (?) in the
secretary's report of the ADS bound with Harold Allen's "Semantic Confusion"
PADS volume. I don't have it with me right now.
From: IN%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga.cc.uga.edu" "American Dialect Society" 9-OCT-1995 10:24:04.74
Subj: /z/ + /n/ = /d/ + /n/
"Bidniss" for "business" strikes me as distinctly Southern, but I just
heard (and noticed) a student tell other students, "There wadn't nothing
you could do about it." Is "wadn't" current elsewhere? Surely, it must
be. What other examples of /z/ to /d/ before a nasal are there? Are they
regional or general?
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