li [Doug Barr] mi tulis la > Interesting! I know that in some Canadian dialects, including my own > if I'm speaking in a relaxed way, there's often an epenthetic 't' > sound inserted between 'l' and 's' - so words like "Wilson" and > "else" sound like "Wiltson" and "eltse." Haven't observed enough yet > to know if it's universal or just after a stressed vowel, but I have > noticed it, and American friends have commented on it... There are a lot of Americans that say "elts" also. It's one of those pronunciations that annoys me, about as much as "ax" for "ask".