>From: Elliott Lash <[log in to unmask]> >Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 03:07:13 EST > >That's how all /t/'s are realized in my dialect before syllabic n. > >Examples: > >[glV?n=] <glutton> >[m&w?n=] <mountain> >[kI?n=] <kitten> > >Before syllabic m however /t/ is realized as  > >[&4m=] <atom> >[s@de4m=] <sedate him/'em> > >Elliott The same is true for me -- /?/ before sylabic n, /4/ before sylabic m, r, or l. Word final "t" is unreleased except when preceeded by a stop in which case the "t" is aspirated. That means I have 5 sounds masquerading as "t" in my idiolect /th/, /t/, /?/, /t<unreleased>/ and /4/. That's pretty greusome!!! Adam So lift the cup of joy and take a big drink. In spite of it all it's a beautiful world. -------Suzanne Knutzen _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.