Daily Squeeze: “Well, y’ain’t in the woods…”

“Well, y’aint in the woods now are you son?,” he asked.
[wɛ́l jẽ́ʔn̩ǝwʊ́dz nǽʊ áɹjǝ sʌ́n hiǽst]

I don’t hear a distinct, intrusive [w] in “now are,” as is often heard in sequences like “to eat,” perhaps because this speaker doesn’t have much lip-rounding at the end of “now.” Note that this speaker was born in Ohio, and in this clip is imitating a police officer in Nashville, Tennessee.

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