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Re: Word-initial glottal stops (was: Re: Repr. Boreanesian (was:...))

From:Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>
Date:Sunday, December 13, 1998, 7:08
At 7:59 pm -0600 12/12/98, Nik Taylor wrote:
>Raymond A. Brown wrote: >> In my part of Britain, the south east, the glottal plosive [?] is widely >> used, but as an *allophone of medial and final /t/*. > >I was under the impression that it was only intervocalic /t/. Was I >mistaken?
As far London & the South East is concerned, yes, you are mistaken. Final /t/ is quite definitely [?] in colloquial speech also. Ray.