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On 8/6/07, Eric Christopherson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>  I think  I have encountered white and black
> people alike who delete the /T/ in longer clusters such as in
> <strengths> and <twelfths>, with or without compensatory lengthening.

IME those clusters get reduced differently.  The /N/ in the first one
becomes [n], which I guess is sort of a reduction if you squint
sideways, and the [f] disappears from the second: [twElTs].


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Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>