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Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sat Jul 15 16:27:38 UTC 2006

Yeah, Wilson, that was just a bad transcription on my part (or a careless listening to my "inner ear").  I generally do not have a [t] at the end of "doesn't" either.  Not even a [d].  Not even before a vowel-initial word.

However, I would put a glottal stop (or something) in the middle of "Dutton"--betweeen two vowels--wereas the middle of "doesn't" would be [d at dn].

Hey, one of the many things I am NOT is a phonologist!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 16:43:34 -0400
>From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject: Re: The Dozens
>Charlie, as you know, I ususally am in complete agreement with you.  However, I have a probemn with /d at nt/ as BE. We say "dudn" rhymes with "cudn" and is pretty much non-distinct from the standard U.S. pronunciation of "Dutton." Of course, I agree with your primary point re the etymology of "the dozens."

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