Glottal stops/notation

Pafra & Scott Catledge scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Sun Jun 13 23:29:29 UTC 1999

Shouldn't those final consonants have a period underneath--or whatever is
the e-mail way of distinguishing them as syllables--or is that another
school of phonetics.  Anyhow, to answer your question, in the Southeast I
have only heard bod?l, sad?n, and whatever the third example was.  I have
heard bot?l and sat?n from Northerners at parties and social gatherings.  I
have never heard bo?l or sa?n from any speakers of any ethnic group, race,
or social class although I have seen the allegedly phonetic spelling in
novels purporting to reflect certain dialects.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 1999 2:47 PM
Subject: Glottal stops/notation

> On Fri, 11 Jun 1999, Pafra & Scott Catledge wrote:
> > Isn't the ? a pharyngeal phricative? or is it a glottal stoppal?  It's
> > too long since I was a a member of IPA.
> ? without the . is a glottal stop, in IPA.
> In English this glottal stop is an allphone of /t/, variably, in in
> post-vocalic, non-word final postions, e.g., [s ae ? n] , [k a ? n],
> [b a ? l].
> Students in my intro class thus summer had some problems with this
> variation.
> Does any one have any insight on its distribution as a regional/social
> variant of /t/?
> Virtually, Terry
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