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baiba
Latvia

Pronunciation
 
Hello everyone,

I have recently heard the word interesting pronounced in a new way - with the stress on interesting. I have always known that we stress the first syllable but now I am confused - is the new variant also correct?

7 Jul 2010      



Zora
Canada

Well, the Merriam Webster Dictionary has two ways to say it and the Free Dictionary has 3!... so I would say "yes" Smile


http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interesting

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/interesting
 
Linda

7 Jul 2010     



baiba
Latvia

Thank you, dear Linda! I must have consulted the wrong dictionaries, e.g. Macmillan does not mention any other way except the traditional.

 

7 Jul 2010