I did my duty as a teacher and taught my children to pronounce it "jif"... :tongue: 'ge' 'gi' gy' = /j/Arguments over the pronunciation of GIF date back at least to the USENET days. I have done my duty and raised my children to pronounce it correctly as "GIF," with a hard G, not "JIF," like the peanut butter. :smile:
Respect, yes. Obedience, no :biggrin:So, how many of you actually bothered to read what the Inventor says? I know that some say that shouldn't matter, but heck, doesn't the poor old guy deserve a little respect????
What do you mean "over here"? I have a buddy who lives just south of Bellevue in Newcastle, and he never says that. Oh, wait a minute, you aren't in Nescastle, WA, good ole' USA?????? :wink::wink:
A good point. Not valid, in my eyes :smile:, but good none the less.If you say jif like the peanut butter, you must also say Nikon with long e sound because that is what the company uses in Japan.
If you use a hard g for gif then you can say Nikon with an long i sound.
We should be glad there are only two alternatives. When the 'g' was first used to write Old English, it stood for four different sounds: a hard g, a soft g, a 'y' sound as in "yes," and a sort of soft gargle we no longer use in English