Controversy - controversial

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The only pronunciation OED gives for the noun controversy is with the stress on the first syllable, 'CON-tre-versy', IPA: /ˈkɒn trəʊ (or ə) vɜːrs ɪ/. This was also the advice of the BBC in 1928. The English Pronouncing Dictionary gives two, the above and a pronunciation with the stress on the second syllable, and consequent vowel changes: 'c'n-TRO-versy', IPA: /kɒ (or ə) n ˈtrɒ vɜːrs ɪ/.

The adjective always has the stress on the third syllable 'cont-roh-VERSH-el', IPA: /kɒn trə ˈvɜːrʃəl/.