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Alexandru Pojoga
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Feb 7, 2003

Since \"someone has to ask the stupid questions\"...



Where is the accent in \'innovative\'? I\'ve heard it pronounced both ways: in a British film, \'innOvative,\' and Webster online pronounces \'innovAtive.\'



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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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I pronounce it Feb 8, 2003

InnovAtive

(stress on the first and third syllables)



may be a stupid answer



Trudy


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wrtransco
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As Trudy says Feb 8, 2003

To hear the pronunciation



http://www.bartleby.com/61/33/I0153300.html


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Spencer Allman
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Stress initial syllable Feb 8, 2003

Put the stress on the first syllable.



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Spencer





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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Jones Pronouncing Dictionary: Feb 8, 2003

innovate, -es, -ed, -ing, -or:



\'inoveit.......



so I\'d say \'inoveitiv


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Sorry! Duplicate. See above Feb 8, 2003

See above

[ This Message was edited by:on2003-02-08 09:02]


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Agree with Trudy Feb 8, 2003

Main stress on initial I, secondary stress on A.

I am a Brit myself and I have never heard it pronounced innOvative.


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Alexandru Pojoga
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I know I heard it with the 'O' Feb 8, 2003

It was in a TV series about the British Parliament; the actor playing the Home Minister pronounced it \'innOvative.\' That was what intrigued me.

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Maria Riegger  Identity Verified
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As Spencer says Feb 10, 2003

I stress the first syllable, but it really depends who you\'re working for.



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manducci  Identity Verified
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stress on first syllable only Feb 10, 2003

I\'m also British and have never heard it pronounced with second syllable stress

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