schedule --pronunciation

Bob Fitzke fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Fri Jan 26 23:16:43 UTC 2001

Seems to me I've heard people from Michigan's Upper Peninsula use
shedule, a not unsurprising factette give our proximity to Canada and
all the Canadian kids playing hockey for US colleges, etc.



"Sonja L. Lanehart" wrote:
> In discussing phonetics and morphology in my Introduction to English
> Language class yesterday, at least 2 U.S. born and raised students
> said their pronunciation of 'schedule' is with 'sh' and not 'sk'. I
> was a bit skeptical since we were playing a game and their phonemic
> transcriptions were important to winning the prize. Still, they stood
> by their claim and none of the other students objected to their
> claims. In fact, they seemed to actually have some level of support
> from their classmates--even the ones on competing teams.    --SL
> >Schedule with a 'sh', rather than a 'sk'--do Canadians use it?
> >Do any Americans use it besides the crowd with whom I used to affect it?
> >
> >FWIW, I seem to hear Britons saying 'skedule' much of the time...
> >
> >Lynne
> >
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