Originally Posted by Kasp1js
As a non native English speaker this is the first time I've heard about a ''soft G''
Geology? George? Germany?
I've always thought of it as GIF though. I can't think of any English words where I follows G and it's pronounced without a hard G. Mind you there is the name Gillian, though not all names follow English pronounciations flawlessly .
Originally Posted by Boinz
I was unaware it was pronounced any other way.
Look at the word gir
Look up the word Gill (as in fish gills), it is pronounced with a hard G.
The pronounciation of G is not quite so black and white as a few examples can show.
I've always pronounced it GIF and GIF it shall remain. Jif is a brand of lemon juice here in the UK, aswell as a cleaning product, lol.
JIF also stands for JPEG Interchange Format, So now we have two "Jifs". I think a hard G makes more sense and that the original creator is trying to make himself stand out needlessly and pointlessly with his interpretation of the acronyms pronounciation.
Edited by Lifeshield - 5/22/13 at 10:25am