Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 18:04:25 -0400 From: Beverly Flanigan 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.