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USAGE: Glottal stop for /t/ (was Re: 2nd person pronoun for

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, September 20, 2002, 17:09
Roger Mills scripsit:

> Similarly button, batten, Clinton, Fenton, Canton (towns in US, not China), > brighten, Brighton, muntin, mutton, sittin', hittin' etc. etc.
For me, Clinton, Fenton, Canton, and muntin (a word I never saw before) don't have nasal plosion, whereas the others do, suggesting that it may be lexicalized (I can't get a stable judgment on Brighton, probably because I make it homonymous with brighten). -- De plichten van een docent zijn divers, John Cowan die van het gehoor ook. --Edsger Dijkstra