Well, there's me. And then there are 59,999,999 other people who seem to have gone to bed.There are people in the UK who accent this word on the first syllable???
Please open a separate thread for 'English syllabification: How do I do it?', Audi. (No, don't ~ we'd never hear the end of it.)I thought that it is /di' stribju:t/, not /dis' tribju:t/....
I'm in the same boat as you.There are people in the UK who accent this word on the first syllable???
Fascinating; I had no idea. This is something I have never heard in my life in the US.
I do the same thing with the verb. I've been called on my pronunciation of this before, and only then realised that I often stress the first syllable. Sometimes though, I'm aware that I use the other. It's weird when you realise something like this mid-sentence and pause to reflect while still talking...Personal usage (again):
verb ~ distribute, distribute
noun ~ distribution
person ~ distributor
adjective ~ distributory.
I've still no idea why the anomaly with the verb.