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Pingas.

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tongue.gif omg i just did that head nod when i read it yessir.gif
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It's not really "h". G before front vowels in Spanish becomes /j/ ~ /x/; though some dialects to use /h/. In general, however, Spanish-speaking people are notably unable to pronounce "h" correctly (perhaps it is a stereotype though).

yeah I guess it isn't really the true "H" sound in english, but it is close. I used to work with a website designer originally from Mexico who said "hif" all the time. Heh and I have a friend whose name is spelled George, but he goes by Hor-Hay. rolleyes.gif
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I have an inexplicable desire for peanut butter after reading this thread.
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post #114 of 333
I searched it up awhile ago. It's supposed to be "jif" for pronunciation.
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I've always said G-I-F frown.gif
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This is me not caring what he says, and it's gif with a hard G.
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I pronounced it "jif" for the longest time, but eventually switched to gif. "Jif" just sounds weird to me now, and both are widely accepted as correct these days, regardless of this development. I don't see me changing back.
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I will probably always pronounce it GIF and not JIF like the peanut butter. The only other English word I can think of right now where a "g" sounds like a "j" is the word gym, only because the "y" is there. You wouldn't pronounce GUI "JUI" because you might offend some people.

Gnome is another one. I'll always pronounce it "Nome" just like a garden gnome. You wouldn't say garden "guh-nome".

If the people who came up with the terms are mad about the way people pronounce them, they probably should have come up with something different. tongue.gif

Examples of words with a soft G (J)

Gin
Giraffe
Ginger
Gentle
Gym
Gender
Gyroscope
Gesture
anything with the word Geo tongue.gif

Im sure we can find more words if we think wink.gif So .gif pronounced as JIF is not far fetched like some people are trying to make it out wink.gif

Rules about soft and hard g.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/askaboutenglish/2009/06/090825_aae_g.shtml
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The pronunciation of ‘g’ generally (but not always) depends on the letter that follows it. The general rule is this: if the letter after ‘g’ is ‘e’, ‘i’ or ‘y’, the pronunciation is a ‘soft g’ as in ‘fringe’. Some examples of words with the soft ‘g’ are:

general, giant, gymnastics, large, energy and change.
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A bit of extra info for you: if a word derives from German, it’s usually a hard ‘g’, and if it is a Latin or French derivative, it’s a soft ‘g’.

Hope this little lesson clears it up wink.gif
Edited by Firann - 5/22/13 at 12:05pm
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I will probably always pronounce it GIF and not JIF like the peanut butter. The only other English word I can think of right now where a "g" sounds like a "j" is the word gym, only because the "y" is there. You wouldn't pronounce GUI "JUI" because you might offend some people.

Gnome is another one. I'll always pronounce it "Nome" just like a garden gnome. You wouldn't say garden "guh-nome".

If the people who came up with the terms are mad about the way people pronounce them, they probably should have come up with something different. tongue.gif

Examples of words with a soft G (J)

Gin
Giraffe
Ginger
Gentle
Gym
Gender
Gyroscope
Gesture
anything with the word Geo tongue.gif

Im sure we can find more words if we think wink.gif So .gif pronounced as JIF is not far fetched like some people are trying to make it out wink.gif

Wait so its not pronounced gaarden guhnome???

Dang lol tongue.gif
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I pasted a little learn me article for the masses tongue.gif

I personally always said it JIF as it sounded more natural!
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