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Palatalisation is less a matter of rudeness or incorrectness, and more a matter of carefulness and social identity — in terms of social class and geographical location. And it matters which word we are talking about too. As you can see, this is not a straightforward issue. PALATALISATION NORMAL. If you consider a word like literature, most ...


just a suggestion We English have words that are considered unsuitable in polite company and make last second alterations to the word ending to avoid offence. eg hell becomes heck what the devil becomes what the dickens shit becomes sugar Could shtook be another example - a last second substitution for shit

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