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    direct [da-'rect] or [dai-'rect]

    How would you pronounce it?

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    Re: direct [da-'rect] or [dai-'rect]

    /dɘ'rekt/ if unstressed, /dai'rekt/ if stressed

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    Re: direct [da-'rect] or [dai-'rect]

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    /dɘ'rekt/ if unstressed, /dai'rekt/ if stressed
    So there is no regional or country preference?

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    Re: direct [da-'rect] or [dai-'rect]

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    So there is no regional or country preference?
    Your question was, "How would you pronounce it?"

    I told you how I would pronounce it. I am a reasonably well educated, 64-year-old speaker of Southern British English, with slightly old-fashioned RP.

    Others might pronounce it differently.

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    Re: direct [da-'rect] or [dai-'rect]

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Your question was, "How would you pronounce it?"

    I told you how I would pronounce it. I am a reasonably well educated, 64-year-old speaker of Southern British English, with slightly old-fashioned RP.

    Others might pronounce it differently.
    No hard feelings. Just try to make sure.

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    Re: direct [da-'rect] or [dai-'rect]

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    How would you pronounce it?
    As an American, I have heard both. The first is the most common 99% of the time.

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