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Which is which? Is Jif the hard G or is Gif the hard G? Gif is the hard G right?

 

Every time I've said it out loud I've said G-I-F. J-P-G, P-N-G and so on.

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3 minutes ago, geo said:

Which is which?

Hard G is like Goat and Soft G is like Gym

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2 minutes ago, CARRiON said:

Reminds me of gib or jib.

I always pronounced that with a hard G as well.

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you see, this is why I like the Czech language. It is read how it's spelled. And shitty debates like this never happen. Also, spelling bees are a fucking breeze :)

Edited by CzechMate29200

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I pronounce gif as G-I-F. Because "jif" and "gif" sound weird.

BTW did you know that Jif is the name of some peanut butter brand, and the team who created the gif format usually called the file format as jif?

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4 hours ago, everennui said:

It's like knife, but with a g instead. Jah-eye-ph-augh almost like a soft h at the end. 

Are you an Idea Channel viewer?

 

I pronounce GIF like the format's creators pronounce it, with a soft G.

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G like great, graphic, grandma, gain, or grain.

 

I selected the wrong option when I voted though because I confused hard and soft G sounds.

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The pronunciation of G is weird. No offense to English speakers.

 

Anyway, since GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, I pronounce it G from Graphics.

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For those answering with "Hard G because Graphics", do you pronounced Laser, light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, like lah-ser? Like in Lamp?

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20 hours ago, antares031 said:

The pronunciation of G is weird. No offense to English speakers.

None taken, the language is a cobbled together mess of a thing

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Soft G because in my native language there are clear rules for pronunciation and one of those is "c and g are always soft in front of e, i, and y; and always hard in any other circumstance". (Also the guy who named the format specifically wanted it to refer to the "in a jiffy" expression because the aim was to reduce download times back when 56K modems were considered broadband.)

 

English doesn't have any pronunciation rule, however, so I'd pronounce it something like "fnord" I think.

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