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At 2:19 pm -0500 16/9/99, Eric Christopherson wrote:
[snip]
>I've noticed that when people emphasize English words which use [4]
>(alveolar tap) or [d] for /t/, they sometimes use [t] (as in <little>,
>usually ["lIdl=] but emphasized ["lItl=]).

To which at 8:38 pm +0100 16/9/99, Paul Bennett replied:
>I'd say that's a very USAcentric notion, or at least North-America-centric.

So would I   :)

Here in SE England the usual pronunciation is [lI?l=] or, especially in the
London area, [lI?w] - whether the word is emphasized or not.

Ray.