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I don’t say ‘liberry,’ why do blacks say ‘aks’?

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 ...

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