Posted by R. Berg on August 13, 2003
In Reply to: Well, we do say LABoratory here, though posted by GPP on August 13, 2003
: : Does anyone other than me still say EXquisite (rather than exQUISite), HOSpitable, PREparatory, etc? Americans, at least, are seemingly incapable of accenting the first syllable of any multisyllabic word. I cringe whenever I hear forMIDable or apPLICable.
: Or preFERably.
This American here says EXquisite, hosPITable, prePARatory, FORmidable, and APplicable. I believe all five pronunciations are correct.