Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 11:24:33 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: /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? Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]