Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 08:40:10 -0600 From: "Garland D. Bills" 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] Department of Linguistics Tel.: (505) 277-7416 University of New Mexico FAX: (505) 277-6355 Albuquerque, NM 87131-1196 USA