Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 09:09:07 -0700 From: Dan Alford Subject: Re: Consonant Cluster Reduction/Busleft how twisty! On Mon, 18 Sep 1995, Donald M. Lance wrote: > Some time ago I had a Black student who had attended a Catholic high > school. He said the nuns would haze the Black kids by asking what > Jesus did from the tomb. They knew they were supposed to give a one- > word answer. Their consonant cluster reduction and prenasal vowel > yielded a response that merited a sound slap across the hand with a > wooden ruler. Ascend. DMLance >