Flapping to another Topic

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Sat Jan 22 01:28:05 UTC 2000

Do linguists not use the term "mid-Atlantic"?  I've heard it very often,
especially among actors.

> From: Beverly Flanigan <flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 18:10:01 -0500
> Subject: Re: Flapping
> We had a guest speaker recently, a phoneticist/phonetician from Ohio State,
> who also said people "claim" you can't flap across word boundaries, after
> which she smilingly said "I've got a lot of counter examples"--with flaps
> in 'got a' and 'lot of'.  And I would flap in 'but her' as well as in
> 'butter'.
> BTW Aaron, what do you mean by "mid-Atlantic" dialect:  trans-Atlantic?

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