Pronunciation differences between UK & USEdit
Could someone please explain the difference between US and UK English pronunciation of this word, in the entry, in the manner approved for Wiktionary entries.
US: long "re" with stress on first syllable as if spelled "reesearch".
UK: traditionally unstressed first syllable with stress on "search". However US pronunciation is increasingly being adopted in UK in 21st century. G-W 12:02, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
- I've added the two UK pronunciations. I've also added what I think is the US pronunciation, but I've requested verification of this. Thryduulf 15:20, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
- I'd really appreciate if someone could back up this idea that "research" is a countable noun, because it looks and feels completely wrong to me as a native speaker. If you have to talk about it in a plural context, surely you would say "research papers", "research projects", or something similar, not "researches".--220.127.116.11 11:38, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
- Hundreds of thousands of hits on Google book search. Over 6,000 hits on http://arxiv.org/. SemperBlotto 11:50, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
- arxiv not fully accessible.
- Google NGram Viewer and this NGram search suggest that it is declining in use relative to uncountable research. DCDuring TALK 17:12, 14 January 2012 (UTC) suggests that it is readily attestable.