Why do so many black people say ‘aks’ instead of ‘ask’ or pronounce words ending in ‘th’ like they end in ‘f’ (‘I’ll go ask Keith’ becomes ‘I’ll go aks Keef’)? It doesn’t seem to be tied to any particular segment of the black population. That is, it’s not just people from the South or a certain age group or those above/below a specific education or socio-economic level. I know it can be hard to break a speech pattern that you’ve grown up with, but why would you want to purposely mispronounce a word when you know how it really sounds? I mean, I grew up saying ‘basghetti’ and ‘liberry’ but I don’t still do it.
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