Talk:pronunciation

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Spelling: nun or noun?[edit]

Now what's right, Pronunciation or Pronounciation (see pronounce -> Related)? --Newbie (CH) 15:12, 5 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Pronunciation is the standard spelling. (I went and fixed the link at pronounce.) See Wiktionary:List of common misspellings. —Muke Tever 22:35, 5 Aug 2004 (UTC)
But isn't it said as 'pronounciation'? At least I have always heard it so. Or I think so, since I won't hear much english apart from tv. 85.217.35.178 04:04, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
No, it is not said as 'pronounciation', it is 'pronənciation'. The verb is said as 'pronounce'. —Stephen (Talk) 22:45, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Why it is "nun"? What is the reason for "o" to drop off? That's what I'd like to know. 85.217.45.223 13:34, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
The "o" is not dropped out of pronunciation. On the contrary, an "o" in inserted in pronounce. The "o" is added to reflect our English pronunciation of pronounce. Pronunciation < Old French pronuncier < Late Latin pronunciare < Latin pronuntiare, from pro- + nuntiare < nuntius (messenger). —Stephen (Talk) 22:47, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Who pronounces it "proNOUNciation"?[edit]

The article gives two ways to pronounce this word:

  • /pɹəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən/
  • /pɹəˌnaʊnsiˈeɪʃən/ (nonstandard)

Who uses the second one (which sounds like pro-nounce-ciation)? Gronky (talk) 06:09, 10 January 2014 (UTC)