palatalisation in /(s)tr clusters
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One of the first things I noticed when I lived in Hawaii in the earlyseventies was the strong palatalisation of /(s)tr/ clusterse.g. street = [shchreet], tree = [chree]. I've recently observed asimilar phenomenon in some thirty-something speakers from the
northeast of the US, at least in the /str/ clusters. How widespread is this?
My apologies if this matter has already been raised and I didn't notice.
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