Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 08:31:53 -0400 From: "Dale F.Coye" Subject: Re: Chicago pronc Does anyone have an opinion about /sh/ vs. /ch/ in terms of SAE? The test I use in judging "Standard American English" is: would I correct a foreign speaker if he or she used a given form. In this case I would be inclined (Mayor Daley notwithstanding) to tell a foreigner that virtually all well-educated Americans use /sh/ and you should too. To me /ch/ is so rarely heard it would be like using it in "Michigan." So I guess I'm asking Tom Creswell-- do the /ch/ speakers exist in the well-educated classes of Chicago, too? Dale Coye the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Princeton, NJ