Date: Tue, 24 Oct 1995 10:27:57 +0000 From: Jenny Becker Subject: Re: skraw/skring I'm from Michigan, and I say shtreet, shtring, etc. No one else in my family does. I think it's just a lazy habit on my part; I didn't realize it was so widespread. Jenny Becker beckerj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >It's more widespread even than that. I know a North Carolinian >who says "shtreet". > >Peter McGraw >Linfield College >McMinnville, OR > > >On Mon, 23 Oct 1995, Tony Vitale wrote: > >> Larry: >> This palatalization is not restricted to Long Islanders. It's very >> prevalent in the Boston area (even among non-Italians) where street -> >> shtreet. >> >> \tony >>