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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Gi > Gin > Gif

 

Gi is pronounced with a hard G.

 

Gi > Gif > Gift

 

It makes perfectly logical sense as to why people think of it with a hard G.

 

Gi = Hard G

 

Gift = Hard G

 

Now why would Gif not have a hard G? It's just Gift without a T and Gi without the F.

 

Not to mention we already have a Jif acronym in the computer industry.

 

I'm thinking the creator was high on drugs or something.

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Originally Posted by Lifeshield View Post

Gi is pronounced with a hard G.

Gi > Gif > Gift

It makes perfectly logical sense as to why people think of it with a hard G.

Gi = Hard G

Gift = Hard G

Now why would Gif not have a hard G? It's just Gift without a T and Gi without the F.

Not to mention we already have a Jif acronym in the computer industry.

I'm thinking the creator was high on drugs or something.

Who says Gi has a hard G? wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Who says Gi has a hard G? wink.gif

 

doh.gif

 

Gi uses a hard G. It is the short name for a traditional martial arts uniform.

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post #234 of 333
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doh.gif

Gi uses a hard G. It is the short name for a traditional martial arts uniform.

Yes, I know. So you're comparing Japanese to English to an Acronym?

How does that work? wink.gif

Gin > Gif works for me. Just fine smile.gif
post #235 of 333
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doh.gif

Gi uses a hard G. It is the short name for a traditional martial arts uniform.

They're discussing 2 different uses of GI.

G.I. aka Soldier with a soft G

Gi aka the uniform ~ with a hard G

Two completely different words.
post #236 of 333
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They're discussing 2 different uses of GI.

G.I. aka Soldier with a soft G

Gi aka the uniform ~ with a hard G

Two completely different words.

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Comparing an English Acronym ( soft G ), with another similar English Acronym ( Now known to be soft G ), and an English word ( no relation )!
post #237 of 333
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Yes, I know. So you're comparing Japanese to English to an Acronym?

How does that work? wink.gif

Gin > Gif works for me. Just fine smile.gif

 

Except that Gi is the shortened English version, not the Japanese version (which is Keikogi). The Japanese don't use the word Gi. We do.

 

Gi is also an acknowledged word in the Oxford English Dictionary. wink.gif

 

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They're discussing 2 different uses of GI.

G.I. aka Soldier with a soft G

Gi aka the uniform ~ with a hard G

Two completely different words.

 

I'm not discussing G.I. which is obvious because G.I. is separated by periods. The word I used, clearly, was Gi.

 

I am English, not American. G.I. in English is pronounced via letters not as a word (re: G.I. Joe). God imagine saying that as a word with G.I as a soft G? Gee Joe! Would sound ridiculous!  If you, or anyone else, does not like that you can blame all the G.I Joe adverts we had when I was a kid. biggrin.gif

 

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Comparing an English Acronym ( soft G ), with another similar English Acronym ( Now known to be soft G ), and an English word ( no relation )!

 

No. Comparing an English word (Gift), an English variation of a Japanese word acknowledged by the Oxford English Dictionary (Gi), with an debateable American English acronym (Gif).

 

You're comparing an American English acronym / nickname (G.I.) with an English variation of a French word acknowledged by the Oxford English Dictionary (Gin) and a debateable American English acronym (Gif).

 

Look at it how we read, and pronounce, it in English. Gi is not pronounced as Gee (a slang word which uses a soft G). Gin doesn't even come into the equation in this instance. It has no relation when you put the words in this format.

 

Gi > Gif > Gift

 

I'll also note here that both versions are acknowledged by the Oxford English Dictionary. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it. I'm pronouncing it with a hard G and it can be done with. tongue.gif

 

And after all that there is still the matter of Jif already being an acronym in the computer industry. Pronounce it with a silent J just because?


Edited by Lifeshield - 5/23/13 at 3:09pm
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Yeah dude is a moron, graphical not jraphical.
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Geoff, that is all
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How can something so mundane spark outrage (and a 24 page thread) tongue.gif

I've always pronounced it GIF, not JIF and I'll continue to do so.
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