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idea [edit]

The derived terms section includes terms derived from terms in the list (eg, "ideally" from "ideal") which should be moved out of this table; further, not all terms are derived from "idea": those beginning "ideo-" are certainly not; these may well be related, however.

Note that this table was mistitled "Related terms", so probably lumped all derived and related terms together. — Paul G 14:33, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Has been fixed --Volants 16:59, 17 November 2009 (UTC)


Pronunciation[edit]

I've heard the word pronounced "ideer". Where is it pronounced like that? Eric Kvaalen 11:45, 23 February 2010 (UTC)


In Rhode Island. I am a Rhode Islander who does not pronounce it as such, so I know.—This unsigned comment was added by 68.14.9.106 (talk) at 13:44, 15 May 2011‎ (UTC).


I came to this page for this reason, I've just heard an Englishman from London say it. For some reason, Dutch 'educated' people pronounce it like that as well when trying to sound as if they don't have an accent. 81.68.255.36 20:39, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

For a Londoner this wouldn't be an unusual pronunciation. It's simply intrusive R, which is pretty standard in British English. Londoners also say: "lawr and order". The peculiar thing is when you hear it pronounced "idear" by Americans. —This unsigned comment was added by 84.188.184.220 (talk) at 16:58, 9 February 2018‎ (UTC).


It's not "intrusive R" unless the word is follow'd by a word that starts with a vowel. I don't know about Londoners, but Rhode Islanders for example put the R in regardless of whether the next word starts with a vowel. Eric Kvaalen (talk) 07:53, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

RFC discussion: June 2007–November 2009[edit]

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The derived terms section includes terms derived from terms in the list (eg, "ideally" from "ideal") which should be moved out of this table; further, not all terms are derived from "idea": those beginning "ideo-" are certainly not; these may well be related, however.

Note that this table was mistitled "Related terms", so probably lumped all derived and related terms together. — Paul G 14:33, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Has been fixed --Volants 16:59, 17 November 2009 (UTC)