Didn't as [dIdInt]

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 25 02:40:09 UTC 2014

NW's Dad: <<I can't say Tifton [GA] in the Milt'n fashion, only the Mil-ton
WB:  <often> [OFF-fin], with pedantic [t] restoration in [OFF-tin].
 <soften> [SOFF-fin], anybody say *[SOFT-tin]?   <Johnston> homophonous
with <Johnson> for WB.  Lexical frequency & idio-phonological predilection
(personal style, as Crystal styles it) largely determines usage.

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