View Poll Results: How is the word pronounced by the British speakers?

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  • /ɪsju:/

    91 52.30%
  • /ɪʃu:/

    83 47.70%
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    Default Re: The pronunciation of 'issue'...

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Nothing wrong with that pronunciation.
    But consider context. That particular comedian is presumably one of the people who think that pronunciation in a way associated with the imperialist oppressors is for pooftahs.

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    I had a pooftah once, in the shower, but it began to smell.

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    Default Re: The pronunciation of 'issue'...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,

    The other day I eas watching a clip by Jeremy Harmer in which he, for several times, pronounced the word 'issue' as /ɪsju:/, which I enjoyed a lot! But the question is, what proportion of the British speakers would still pronounce it the same way as Mr Harmer did?


    (Another word I hear a different pronunciation of is 'negotiation', pronounced /negəʊsɪ'eɪʃn/!)

    Thanks a lot.

    In British English I have noticed /isju/ is more common in RP speakers

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