Nancy Elliott nelliott1 at EARTHLINK.NET
Fri Jan 21 23:00:02 UTC 2000

Aspirated flap for me, too (NW Missouri).

>From: "A. Vine" <avine at ENG.SUN.COM>
>Subject: Re: Flapping
>Date: Fri, Jan 21, 2000, 2:31 PM

> Aspirated flap for me.  No particular region.
>> "Aaron E. Drews" wrote:
>> >
>> > In going through my data, I have found something strange happening across
>> > the word boundary in "but hoped"  (The read sentence is "John had read the
>> > book, but hoped the movie version would be better").
>> >
>> > Can the /t/ in <but> be flapped before <hoped> for any of you?  To me, it
>> > sounds natural flapped, but I could just be staring at my data for too
>> > long (not unusual).  If it can't be flapped, how would _you_ realise it.
>> >
>> > All of the literature has flapping before vowels, but /h/ is special;
>> > my pronouncing dictionary only has words in isolation; my native
>> > intuitions are a bit off since I speak mid-Atlantic.

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