Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 10:41:37 -0500 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" Subject: Re: /z/ + /n/ = /d/ + /n/ What about "idn't" for "isn't"? I hear that one somewhat frequently. Kate >"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] >