Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 08:39:00 -0700 From: Mary Bucholtz Subject: Re: /z/ + /n/ = /d/ + /n/ I'm glad you asked. I say "idn't," "wadn't" and "doedn't" in casual speech (I was born and raised in rural NW Indiana). I never noticed it (some sociolinguist I am) until a Southerner pointed it out to me and said Elvis Presley does this in a movie in order to sound like a hick. Since then I've noticed my whole family says it but I haven't been back to Indiana to check this with anyone else. Mary Bucholtz Department of Linguistics University of California, Berkeley bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]