Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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Poll #587580 Pronunciation of "divisive"

How do you pronounce "divisive"?

di-VISS-ive         /dəˈvɪsɪv/
1(1.2%)
di-VIZZ-ive         /dəˈvɪzɪv/
8(9.5%)
di-VICE-ive         /dəˈvaɪsɪv/
68(81.0%)
di-VIZE-ive         /dəˈvaɪzɪv/
7(8.3%)
other (please explain in comments)
0(0.0%)


I'm asking because I heard an interview with Tom Daschle this morning and was really surprised by his pronunciation; wondering if it's just a South Dakota thing, or if it's more widespread?

(The mysterious symbols between slashes are the international phonetic alphabet renderings of the sounds, to try and make it clearer what I mean - probably unsuccessfully!)
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