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I just realized that I pronounce 'accepted' more commonly as " uh-sep-ted" than "ak-sep-ted". I'm nowhere near home (Maryland, USA) so I can't listen to see if it is a regional thing. Anyone familiar with this pronunciation possibility? Google seems unfamiliar with it.

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It's not the most common pronunciation, and it's not likely to become the most common pronunciation. That's not because too many people will consider it wrong, but because except sort of beat it to the punch. An initial unstressed schwa is just begging for eventual deletion, and 'cept (or, regionally, 'ceptin') is already taken. That will generate some push-back against any tendency to elide the "K" sound in accept. –  bye Jul 7 at 13:00

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This is a discussion that will take none of us anywhere. What's "correct" and what's not is meaningsless to discuss. If you pronounce it like that, that's fine, but a lot of people would probably say that it's incorrect. According to dictionary.com, the IPA is /ækˈsɛptɪd/, and I don't think the difference is that major between British and American English.

If you're interested in why this is probably a discussion that is not worth having, have a look at Linguistic description (the opposite of Linguistic prescription).

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I am in the /ækˈsɛptɪd/ camp - the first C is hard, the second C is soft. –  ElendilTheTall Jul 7 at 9:11

I have heard many people pronouncing accept as "uh-sept", in India.I don't think it is a regional thing.

There is some discussion ont his topic here http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=64331

The correct one is http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/accept.

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Are you saying that India is not a region? A pronunciation which only occurs in India and parts of the U.S. should still be called regional. –  Peter Shor Jul 7 at 10:16
    
No, I meant that it is not just native to your region, as it is common here too. And that many in India pronounce it as ak-sept, and hence, it differs from person to person, and not regionwise. –  Smartish_Girl Jul 7 at 10:27

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