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. Ellen JOhnson >From: IN%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]" "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? > > > >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]