/st/ into /ʃt/

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I thought I'd heard it a few times before, but I wasn't sure if that wasn't just my unnatively ears mishearing things.

I've just watched a video where the narrator clearly (I think) does it, changes /st/ to /ʃt/, in "Her strategy worked" and "If we do not understand why (...)"

Am I right? Are these "/ʃtrætədʒi/" and "/ʌndərʃtænd/"?

Does the narrator sound like a native speaker to you?

Can you tell me something about the transition from /st/ to /ʃt/?
 
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This is not standard. Some people tend to do this. Sean Connery is one example. Learners should stick to the standard /s/.
 

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Can you tell me something about the transition from /st/ to /ʃt/?
When it occurs at the beginning of a syllable, that's a common pattern in many northeastern American dialects.
 

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Is it the Germanic core trickling down a bit? All "st"s turn into "scht"s in German.
 

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Thank you, GoesSchtation. - Glizhdka

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Does Bernie Sanders speak like that, with /ʃt/s instead of /st/s? I just want to make sure I'm hearing it right.

Induschtry and deschtroying.
 
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