negotiation pronunciation

(13 Posts)
Sick Sat 09-Jan-21 16:48:02

Is it an English thing to pronounce negotiation with an S in place of the first T? So SEE instead of SHEE.

I was listening to the radio yesterday and both presenters said "negoSiation" and just now people on gogglebox were saying it like that too.

I'm confused and wondering if everyone has always said it like that and I've just never noticed.

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PumpkinPieAlibi Sat 09-Jan-21 16:56:39

I don't.

I've heard the SEE pronunciation but have always said negoSHEEation as do most people I know.

Raera Sat 09-Jan-21 16:57:54

I say SEE

MrsWhistledown Sat 09-Jan-21 16:58:47

I say it with a "sh" sound

Somuddled Sat 09-Jan-21 16:58:56


Seymour5 Sat 09-Jan-21 17:03:09


dementedpixie Sat 09-Jan-21 17:06:12



WeeDangerousSpike Sat 09-Jan-21 17:06:12

She. I think see is RP maybe. I noticed the characters on the crown saying it like that.

eurochick Sat 09-Jan-21 17:09:35

I say see. If I try to put a she in there I sound like Sean Connery.

Sick Sat 09-Jan-21 17:15:56

Those of you that use SEE do you do the same with similar words? Like substantiate, initiate, differentiate?

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PenelopeStern Sat 09-Jan-21 18:00:09

Negosheeashun. ( not how I spell it! grin)

SillyOldMummy Mon 11-Jan-21 12:00:21

See, it's posher. AppreSEEate is the same.

PippinsOfPogleWood Mon 11-Jan-21 12:04:16

I say SHE. It's a bit like 'issue'. Most people say ishoo, but I've noticed quite a few people on the radio saying issyou (and tissyou).

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