"I don't remember
where Robert "hails from", but I'm from South Florida and have always lived
in the southeastern U.S. I've heard only [N] for morpheme-final /N/ (as in
[r\iN]) with the single exception of "Long Island" (as pronounced by people
from that area, and only those people). Also, I usually say [Nk_h] for
/Nk/." IK PEYLOUGH, SOUTH FLORIDA
If [N] were a phoneme in English how is it that
this sound only occurs before /g/, /k/ or in a final position?