Attribute - attribution (pronunciation)
From Hull AWE
- The stress on the noun 'an attribute' falls on the first syllable: 'AT-trib-yout' (IPA: /ˈæt rɪb juːt/).
- The traditional stress in the verb 'to attribute' is on the the second syllable: 'at-TRIB-yout' (IPA: /æ (or ə) ˈtrɪb juːt/). This is the only pronunciation recorded in OED (1885): you are recommended to use it in Higher Education. (There is a secondary pattern recorded in LPD with the stress on the first syllable.)
- All speakers stress the third syllable in attribution, with a secondary stress on the first: 'at-trib-YOU-shun' (IPA: /ˌæt rɪb ˈjuː ʃən/).