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Street vs. Shtreet - why and where?
I've been noticing a proliferation of the pronunciation of street as shtreet, strong as shtrong, etc. Have you noticed this too?
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2014/02/03
12:15pm
emc2
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I've been noticing a proliferation of the pronunciation of street as shtreet, strong as shtrong, etc. Have you noticed this too? If so, why this pronunciation? Why the increase? A regionalism? Any other insights you might be able to share about this phenomenon would be great.

2014/02/03
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I have not noticed that at all.  It seems to me like some actor affecting wearing denture.

2014/02/03
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It is fairly common, and not so new. It is a kind of palatalization in certain phonetic contexts. It is often associated with urban dialects in the USA. We have discussed similar topics before.

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