[Ads-l] super-relaxed pronunciations of "pretty"

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 7 13:51:50 UTC 2019

Geoffrey's explanation here is accurate and appropriately thorough. To
elaborate slightly on his PPS: In his examples there, as well as in the
main discussion, the affected sound  also precedes an unaccented syllable.
And though my expertise is no match for his, I believe that this condition
applies in all those "other environments" as well.

On Wed, Aug 7, 2019, 5:52 AM Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu> wrote:

> PPS There are a few other environments where flapping occurs that I have
> omitted, such as ‘capacity’, ‘positive’.
> Geoffrey S. Nathan
> WSU Information Privacy Officer (Retired)
> Emeritus Professor, Linguistics Program
> http://blogs.wayne.edu/proftech/
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