suppose to

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu Dec 21 15:53:05 UTC 2006

On Dec 21, 2006, at 7:46 AM, Charles Doyle wrote:

> In my dialect, though, the second sibilant in the contracted
> "supposed to" is definitely unvoiced (probably in anticipation of
> the /t/ in "to," which has absorbed the /d/).

i spoze it's time for me to cite geoff pullum on useta, wanna, hafta,
gonna, sposta, etc.:

Geoffrey K. Pullum.  1997.  The morpholexical nature of English _to_-
contraction.  Language 73.79-102.


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