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Yes, but the word gift, girl, git, giddy, and such prove your theory wrong.
There are exceptions, but the rule applies before the exceptions do.
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tomato, tom-ah-toe. SAME DAMN THING.
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If I'm Spanish, does that mean I now have to pronounce it as 'hif'?
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If I'm Spanish, does that mean I now have to pronounce it as 'hif'?

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post #225 of 333
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If I'm Spanish, does that mean I now have to pronounce it as 'hif'?

Still sounds better than Gif, imo.
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Originally Posted by Masta Squidge View Post

You people do not understand the basic rules of english.

Say "gym" out loud once. The nature of the "word", the arrangement of letters in the acronym dictate a soft G sound, pronounced like "jif".

I would have thought this common knowledge, and have never in my life heard anyone pronounce is with a sharp G.

"When c or g meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard.

cap, cave, colt, comedy, curly, cuddle
gas, gather, goblet, goddess, gum, gutter
When c or g meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft.

census, center, circle, citizen, cycle, cymbal
gel, general, giant, ginger, gypsy, gyrate"

Come on people. You might think you had it right, but the very language you speak says you are wrong.

 

Gi > Gif > Gift

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Gin, GIF, peanut butter.
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Gi > Gif > Gift

What do they all have in common?

This?

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How will i go on? mad.gif
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Gi > Gif > Gift

Gi > Gin > Gif
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