Date: Sun, 8 Sep 1996 09:27:12 -0400
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" 104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA
Subject: Re: American accent: nasal
I think there's a difference in the use of voiced consonants and
aspiration, as well. It took me forever, for example, to learn to
propoerly speak the soft t at the end of most Russian verb infinitives.
It just doesn't exist in English.
well, we have a tendency to glottalise our 't's at the ends of words,
so "not" comes out [na?], a fact that amazes and confuses south