The logo for Wikimedia's Wiktionary project features a narrow transcription IPA of the term:
Adding English syllabification produces [ˈwɪk.ʃənˌrɪ] (
WICK-shun-rih), which I find strange. I personally pronounce it as [ˈwɪk.ʃən.ɛːɹˌi] (
I am aware that some dialects allow dropping syllables in fluent speech.
My question is about the last syllable. The ending feels quite wrong; in particular, I remember learning about a specific preclusion against lax vowels word-finally.
Is there a problem here? Is there a dialect that pronounces this word in this way? If so, what is it?