"Missing T" revisited: Super Bowl edition

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 7 05:05:01 UTC 2010

At 11:08 PM -0500 2/6/10, Neal Whitman wrote:
>Recalling the thread that began here
>I've written a blog post about pre-nasal glottalization, syllabic [n] (or
>lack thereof), with the timely and convenient name "Peyton" as an example.
>Neal Whitman
>Email: nwhitman at ameritech.net
>Blog: http://literalminded.wordpress.com
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

Very nice, and for Saints fans, I presume the same phenomenon will
occur with the name of New Orleans coach Payton.

In some of our earlier threads, dating back to 2001 and 2004*, we
extended the discussion to glottalization in the voiced case of
"didn't" as in "No you dI?In".  Don't know if it's spread since

* http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0409B&L=ADS-L&P=R2747
    et al.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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