Date: Tue, 19 Sep 1995 13:12:02 -0700
From: Dan Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Subject: Re: Consonant Cluster Reduction
Of course, it's not like "ease of articulation" is an easy concept to
articulate in other than an ad-hoc manner.
On Thu, 14 Sep 1995, Terry Lynn Irons wrote:
This kind of final consonant cluster reduction is quite common in much of
spoken American English. Various scholars have pointed to it as a feature
of African American English Vernacular. It is a function of the basic
tendency in language to move toward ease of articulation.