Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 08:40:10 -0600

From: "Garland D. Bills" gbills[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UNM.EDU

Subject: Re: skraw/skring

I kept hoping someone more knowledgeable would pick up this thread, but

I guess I'm going to have to throw in a response based on research of

nearly 30 years ago. The occurrence of [k] for [t] in /str/ clusters I

found to be very common in the speech of Black children across Texas. I

seem to recall that there was a tendency for it to be developmental, more

common in elementary school children than in high school kids. It was a

definite ethnic dialect feature, never occurring in the speech of Anglo

or Chicano children of the rather large database I collected for the

Texas Education Agency.

Garland D. Bills E-mail: gbills[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

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