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    EH-con-omics
    9
    40.91%
    EE-con-onmics
    6
    27.27%
    EH-con-OH-mics (2 stresses rather than 1)
    5
    22.73%
    EE-con-OH-mics
    1
    4.55%
    eh-CON-oh-mics
    0
    0%
    ee-CON-oh-mics
    1
    4.55%

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    English isn't my first language so I do tend to have slightly erratic stressing patterns, but "economics" is a torture for me as I have hear it pronounced in so many different ways. Which way is the right way? Is there even a right way or is this kinda like a "scone" vs "scone" thing?
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    It's pronounced either way depending on your accent - "ee-conomics" or just "e-conomics"
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    People will understand you either way
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    I say economics as ek-o-nom-iks
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    scone as sk-on

    But I think it varies by region.
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    I guess you could say this is particularly stress-ful for me
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    (Original post by student27839)
    It's pronounced either way depending on your accent - "ee-conomics" or just "e-conomics"
    I say ee-conomics and ppl sometimes pick on me because of it
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    I say ee-conomics and ppl sometimes pick on me because of it
    They shouldn't because I've heard plenty of people say it like that - that is not wrong don't worry, tell them they need to learn English!
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    People tend to stress the eh/ee part first, and whether you say EE-conomics or EH-conomics is basically down to personal preference.
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    My economics lecturer says 'EH-con-OH-mics'
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    eh-ker-nomics
    (that's my way of saying it)

    Oh, you may find this useful:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinem...conomics.shtml
 
 
 
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