Why "sh" pronunciation in "sugar"?
Michael B Quinion
michael at QUINION.COM
Tue May 7 08:44:05 UTC 2002
> Today a student asked me why "sugar" and "sure" are pronounced
> with "sh" (vs. "super" with "s"). Would anyone know?
A subscriber asked me about this a little time ago. I'm no expert on
sound changes in English, but I cobbled together a piece, which is
If anyone would care to comment, I'd be interested to hear!
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