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Query Details

Query Subject:   palatalisation in /(s)tr clusters
Author:   shelly harrison
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Phonetics
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   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.


shelly harrison
centre for linguistics
university of western australia
nedlands, w.a. 6907

fax: +61-8-9380-1154
phone: +61-8-9380-2859
LL Issue: 10.176
Date posted: 04-Feb-1999


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