Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 18:04:25 -0400
From: Beverly Flanigan FLANIGAN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Subject: land mines
Twice today I heard NPR newspersons, one a man, the other a woman
(I didn't catch their names) speak of the Nobel peace prize as going to
the movement to "band land mines," using an intrusive /d/. Notably,
they didn't intrude /d/ when using "ban" or "banning" alone. (And just
now a third announcer said the phrase without /d/). Is this a common
phenomenon I've just never attended to before? Here in southern Ohio
an intrusive /l/ is common, clearly heard with a suffix ("draw(l)ing"
but only slightly salient word-final ("mamaw(l)"=grandma). Intrusive
/r/ is of course familiar, though my non-using students generalize it
to word-final contexts too.