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Nik Taylor wrote:

> Eric Christopherson wrote:
> > 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=]).
>
> That sometimes shows up in words with <d>, so that "lady" sometimes
> comes out [lejt_hi]!

Right.  It's a typical example of current American hypercorrection.


Nik Taylor wrote:

> Eric Christopherson wrote:
> > 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=]).
>
> That sometimes shows up in words with <d>, so that "lady" sometimes
> comes out [lejt_hi]!
>
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