"Missing T" revisited: Super Bowl edition

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 7 14:36:12 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.

Ah, I have heard both, but the latter version does involve
glottalizing of the voiceless stop in Scranton; any other /d/s
glottalizing beyond the one in the "No, [pro] didn't" expression of


>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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