Mrs. Davenport

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Re: Pronouncing “str” like “shtr” as in “shtrong” “shtrange”  •  March 10, 2014, 5:36pm  •  0 vote

And please excuse the punctuation typo in my next to last response. Responding and editing on an iPhone has its positives and negatives!

Re: Pronouncing “str” like “shtr” as in “shtrong” “shtrange”  •  March 10, 2014, 5:17pm  •  0 vote

In any case, this post was so interesting that I will have to squeeze some time at some point to do some more research, and see what pops up. It's anyone's guess what might evolve. Thanks for notici

Re: Pronouncing “str” like “shtr” as in “shtrong” “shtrange”  •  March 10, 2014, 5:09pm  •  0 vote

@Jasper Actually, African-Americans have several dialects, just as regionally-derived as any other American. That has nothing to do with Ebonics, which is not a purely linguistic designation, but was

Re: Pronouncing “str” like “shtr” as in “shtrong” “shtrange”  •  March 10, 2014, 1:35pm  •  0 vote

If you'll note: This alternate pronunciation is found among people of all levels of education and background. "Black" does not equal "Uneducated", by the way and "Ebonics" is not universally accepted