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On 4.8.2007 Mark J. Reed wrote:
> In fluid speech the /t/ in "crafts" disappears for me.  It seems to be
> more likely to survive in the plain word than in compounds like
> "craftsman", but only barely.  Most of the time it's gone.  Though not
> forgotten - the [s] at least *feels* a bit more dental than in, say,
> "carafes".
> 
> 

Yes, you surely get what would be
narrowly transcribed as [cr_j&fs_d].

(Notice how CXS gets real ugly in narrow transcription! :-)


/BP 8^)>
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Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
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No man forgets his original trade: the rights of
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if grammarians discuss them.
-Dr. Samuel Johnson (1707 - 1784)