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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

 

Examples of words with a hard G (at least what my dramatically poor English understands as a hard G anyhow) that use E and I as a following letter. I struggled to think of one with the letter Y though.

 

Gift

Girl

Gill

Gilded

Gear

Give

Geezer

Geiger

Geisha

Gecko

Girdle

Geyser

Gillian (known to be pronounced both ways, hard G for a male, soft G for a female)

Giggle

 

Finger

Trigger

Snigger

Swagger

Stagger

Biggest

Digging

 

 

As another poster pointed out, "Gift" is pronounced with a hard G. ".gif" should be absolutely no different in pronunciation (which is a good reason for most to accept t pronounced as such), even more so because it's an acronym of which the first word has a hard G, and secondly because JIF is already an acronym in computer science making it unnecessarily harder to differentiate between the two.

 

I honestly think this guy is just trolling the internet.


Edited by Lifeshield - 5/22/13 at 3:42pm
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post #152 of 333
I'm still gonna pronounce it with a hard "G" sound regardless.
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Originally Posted by choLOL View Post

I say "G.I.F.", gee-eye-eff. It never came to me that it's jif.

I do this because I'm not a native English speaker xD I even say dot G I F. xD
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post #154 of 333
GIF - Graphics...

I've always used a hard g because that's the sound for graphics, so to me the acronym should take the words sound. There are no rules set in stone for any language, and that goes especially for the abomination that is english, so if the people call it GIF, GIF it is. The creator has no say.

Gilligan's (island) <- to add to the hard G list.
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Gif for me
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My life would have been in ruins had i pronounced it with a hard g. rolleyes.gif
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Maybe the creator has his head stuck up his butt.

.gif

Graphics Interchange Format.

Please explain to me where "Graphics" is pronounced with a soft G. Jraphics? Jerrasic Park? Lol.

The creator is wrong. I'll still pronounce it gif. ^-^

Except we're pronouncing "gif" not "graphics". gif is jif as a word or G.I.F. if you want a hard g.
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Originally Posted by Talon95 View Post

Maybe the creator has his head stuck up his butt.

.gif

Graphics Interchange Format.

Please explain to me where "Graphics" is pronounced with a soft G. Jraphics? Jerrasic Park? Lol.

The creator is wrong. I'll still pronounce it gif. ^-^

It's a soft G.
Just because it's short for Graphics Interchange Format doesn't mean the acronym cannot have a soft G and not a hard G like Graphics.

So it can still have a G in it and be pronounced like a J.
Edited by ACM - 5/22/13 at 5:16pm
    
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Maybe the creator has his head stuck up his butt.

.gif

Graphics Interchange Format.

Please explain to me where "Graphics" is pronounced with a soft G. Jraphics? Jerrasic Park? Lol.

The creator is wrong. I'll still pronounce it gif. ^-^

"japhics" hhehehe biggrin.gif
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jabe can you jrab me some jif?
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In Los Angeles I've never heard someone call it jif, and we have some f'd up pronunciations here, maybe just not in my group of friends. I wonder if this is one of those weird regional things like "Pop" "coke" "Soda", (I'm a soda person but like to throw in the fountain drink to throw people off sometimes) when I moved to Portland for a cool min everyone called it "pop"........weirdos........ tongue.gif
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