I hope you entertain questions on pronunciation.
When we say 'the UK', do we place the stress on the U or on the K?
In other words, is it pronounced as U-k (with the U being said a little higher/louder then the K and the voice dipping/falling when the k is pronounced) or u-K (with the K being the dominant letter and having a sort of a rising tone)?
I have always said it as the u-KAY , but I was listening to a British speaker today and she said that she is from Oxford in 'the U-kay'.
Please tell me that I haven't been wrong all my life...
Thank you for your help.