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    "The German government has decided to tackle the issue. It's laying down rules on when companies can and can't contact their employees."
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    It seems to me that the transcription and pronunciation of the word issue /ˈɪʃ∑u/ is completely different, isnít it?

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    "It seems to me that the transcription and pronunciation of the word issue /ˈɪʃ∑u/ is completely different, isn’t it?"

    I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but having listened to the recording, the lady seems to be pronouncing "issue" as "iss-ue", rather than more normal [to me, anyway] "ish-ue". One hears it pronounced both ways in the UK.




    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    I'm not exactly sure what you mean, ...

    I am so sorry. Thank you so very much for taking your time out and post your insightful feedback.


    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but having listened to the recording, the lady seems to be pronouncing "issue" as "iss-ue", rather than more normal [to me, anyway] "ish-ue". One hears it pronounced both ways in the UK
    Exactly, thatís what I am looking for. Excellent!


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    Default Re: "issue"

    I associate the pronunciation of the sibilant double s sound with the older generation and the upper classes. My grandfather always pronounced it "properly" (his word!) as "iss-you" - he was a relatively well-educated man born in 1921. Everyone I know pronounces it "ish-oo".
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Everyone I know pronounces it "ish-oo".
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