What;s the correct pronunciation of the word "idea" in the phrase "our idea": [aɪ'dɪə] or [ɪ'dɪə]

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    [ɪˈdiə] is not a pronunciation of idea that I have ever come across. You may possibly hear it in some of the more aberrant dialects of English (I can just about imagine a creolised Caribbean accent saying it like that), but it doesn’t exist in any of the more ‘standard’ dialects. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Mar 18 '17 at 9:19
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    Dictionaries often provide the pronunciation along with each word's definition. – Lawrence Mar 18 '17 at 9:21
  • @Janus You'd better define 'aberrant' before I'm tempted to add your comment to my stockpile. This is meta, but I wonder whether a 'central English' restriction needs at least to be more strongly implied here on ELU. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 18 '17 at 9:55
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    @EdwinAshworth I think any attempt at defining such concepts will only increase the chance of stockpiling. I should probably have put it in quotes like I did with ‘standard’, but just like with ‘standard’, ‘central’, or any other such term it is inherently flawed and undefinable. “Differing the most from the historically most prestigious dialects of British and American English” is about as close as you're likely to get, I think, and that's flawed too. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Mar 18 '17 at 10:01
  • @Janus I'll add your name so you get the blame. Er, credit. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 18 '17 at 10:03

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