sammich in Iowa and France

Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Fri Jan 21 22:41:07 UTC 2005

It's the disappearance of an onset /w/ which I am after.


>In a message dated 1/21/05 12:41:59 PM, preston at MSU.EDU writes:
>>  Ron,
>>  You sure (in fast speech) you ain't got the monosyllable (with an
>>  admittedly long /ae/?
>>  dInIs
>No, if there is anything there it is a kind of very weak glottal stop--or
>that is the way it feels to me. My tongue NEVER touches my alveolar
>ridge. (Or am
>I misunderstanding the question?)

Dennis R. Preston
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Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages
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