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I say it 'jif', just like I say the FF currency Gil, 'jil'.
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post #122 of 333
My cousin made fun of me for calling it a "jif" once, now I shall rub the truth in his face!
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post #123 of 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firann View Post

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

Hope this little lesson clears it up wink.gif

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format.

Graphics is pronouced with a hard G. Just like give, gift, girl, gill, gig.
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post #124 of 333
Always said with a soft "g" since it rolled off the tongue easier.
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post #125 of 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by kael13 View Post

just like I say the FF currency Gil, 'jil'.

Thems fighting words. Jif is fine but Jil? Nuh uhs.

But anyways try this word...................bologna, haha.
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Giff like giggity

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post #127 of 333
I will continue to call it gif with a G.
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post #128 of 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by IRO-Bot View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kael13 View Post

just like I say the FF currency Gil, 'jil'.


But anyways try this word...................bologna, haha.

i always pronounce that the way its spelled just to see peoples reactions tongue.gif
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post #129 of 333
I assume he pronounces gift has jift as well.
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post #130 of 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by redxmaverick View Post

I will continue to call it gif with a G.
Same here. If the word starts with a G, then I'll pronounce it as a hard G.

The only time I'll make an exception is with names of places or people, e.g. "Ginny"
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