Scott harview at MONTANA.COM
Sat Jan 22 17:51:50 UTC 2000

On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
> 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'.

Explaining why one often sees 'gotta' and 'lotta' in informal writing?

Scott Swanson
who's gotta lotta nerve to be chiming in on this discussion when he always
thought "aspirated /t/" was something used to read fortunes in cups....

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