"Missing T" revisited: Super Bowl edition

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 7 05:32:55 UTC 2010

It's still alive and kicking, more's the pity. Well, around theses
parts, at least, people still say [skr&n.t at n] and not [skr&~a?@n], a
la Philadelphia.


On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 12:05 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
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> 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
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> 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
> then...
> * http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0409B&L=ADS-L&P=R2747
>    http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0411C&L=ADS-L&P=R638
>    et al.
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