How do you pronounce it?

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

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maafy6 wrote:<<: much less than (no pronunciation when programming)
>>: much greater than (no pronunciation when programming)

Sometimes those are left shift or right shift.

And when you're in C++, they're pronounced "stream insertion operator" and "stream extraction operator", respectively.

Also, a ridiculously longer name. Not pronouncing them is eight syllables cheaper.

I don't remember seeing this one come up yet:

gunzip - "gun-zip" or "gee-un-zip"
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

maafy6 wrote:Also, a ridiculously longer name. Not pronouncing them is eight syllables cheaper.

Then why say anything at all? After all, saying nothing instead of char/car/care saves one syllable.

I don't remember seeing this one come up yet:

gunzip - "gun-zip" or "gee-un-zip"

Or "guh-unzip".

I say gee-unzip.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

I'm a fan of "gun-zip" myself.

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Jach wrote:a[1]: a at one
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How about concatenation? In PHP they use $string .= "extra"; and in a lot of other languages they use +=. I also say "a at one". I would pronounce '$string .= "extra";' as 'string append equals extra.'
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

I take it that the people who pronounce "char" as "care" have one of those crazy ass-accents that pronounce "character" as "care-ack-ter"?

Watch it, buddy! That's how the mod pronounces it.

The Australian accent (or at least my personal accent) has the r on the next syllable... "cah-rack-ter" (linking R at work)... and the first "a" doesn't match the one in "care" either... both "a"s match the one in "cat". So if I just used the first syllable of that, it'd be like "cat" but without the "t"... noone would know what I was talking about. On the other hand, if I try to smoosh an extra "r" onto the end of that, I just sound like a twat. And if I said it as "care", I'd have to effect* a very heavy American accent for people to have any clue WTF I was saying.

So I stick with "char", as in "charred". It works for me.

*I'm 90% sure this is "effect" and not "affect".
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Based on how your describing it, that pronunciation would get you beat up twice over by most guys here in the states. First because that can't possibly, in any world where decency is respected, be a proper pronunciation and second because you'd be stealing all the hot chicks with your dreamy accent.

Actually, it's probably entirely because of the second one.

So, watch yourself when you come over here.

And ditch the accent.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

char as in "car"

that way when you have a
char *

you can say "car star"

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smocc wrote:# - hash, pound, or sharp (ignoring C#)

I just happened upon this thread. I haven't read all the pages, so I hope I'm duplicating anyone's comment with this post. Now then, on to what I was going to say. The # sign, when used on a telephone or in programming, is called an octothorpe. No, really. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Octothorpe
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Oh, I thought this would be about linux (lean-uxx or line-uxx)...

I say lean-uxx, anyway.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Cheese wrote:Oh, I thought this would be about linux (lean-uxx or line-uxx)...

I say lean-uxx, anyway.

It's "lin-uxx". ("lin" as in "sin".)

The nice thing about that is that there is a correct pronunciation, and it's well known what it is.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Ok, guys:

Lisp = "Lisp" or "Lithp"

Just for the hell of it, you know...
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xi = /xi/

As it should be.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

maafy6 wrote:gunzip - "gun-zip" or "gee-un-zip"

Normally I pronounce commads in a crazy German-derived way, ie here: /gu:ntzIp/ (yes, this is X-SAMPA)
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

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maafy6 wrote:gunzip - "gun-zip" or "gee-un-zip"

Normally I pronounce commads in a crazy German-derived way, ie here: /gu:ntzIp/ (yes, this is X-SAMPA)

Really [z] after [t]? Crazy indeed

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

I appear to be the only one but i pronounce "*" as "Splat."

...sometimes.

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Dingbats wrote:
Hurduser wrote:
maafy6 wrote:gunzip - "gun-zip" or "gee-un-zip"

Normally I pronounce commads in a crazy German-derived way, ie here: /gu:ntzIp/ (yes, this is X-SAMPA)

Really [z] after [t]? Crazy indeed

errr, I screwed up: /guntsIp/

I blame the lack of coffee.
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Paulustrious wrote:SQL; S-Q-L, sequel, squeal

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sql
Database Language SQL/ˈsiːkwəl/
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

when comparing something:
< right wokka
> left wokka

<containing something> angle brackets
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SpitValve wrote:Then there's gif - hard g or soft g?

there is actually an objective pronunciation.

CompuServe used to distribute a graphics display program called CompuShow. In the documentation for version 8.33 in the FAQ section, it states:

The GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), pronounced "JIF", was designed by CompuServe and the official specification released in June of 1987.

i also hate when people say sequel to represent SQL.

i also hate when people say user to represent /usr (same with "etsee" = /etc)
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

What about the term 'gib.' I didn't see that here. I am referring back to the old school quake/doom games when bodies would fly apart. I say it with the hard-g sound instead of the soft-g or j sound.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

davej wrote:What about the term 'gib.' I didn't see that here. I am referring back to the old school quake/doom games when bodies would fly apart. I say it with the hard-g sound instead of the soft-g or j sound.

I use the hard-g as well, being that it's derived from giblets, which I also pronounce with the hard-g.

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

javac = "javack"
cout = "see out"
cin = "see in"
char = "char" as in "charmander"
GIF = "jiff"
SQL = "Es-Cue-El" (and I realize that's wrong, I can't help it)

I always read == as "is equal to", since thats the pseudocode it represents.

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

c# = see sharp / d flat
this ones strange:
== = gets gets
javac = javak
Xor = ecks or
char = car
SQL = sequel
gif = Gif(t)
c++ = see plus plus...duh
\ = bs / escape
| = pipe
| = pipe pipe
pwnt: pownt
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

char: usually "car"
gif: gee-eye-eff, or with a hard G
C++: see plus plus, or "ktt" if I'm not thinking
C#: see sharp, but dee flat is technically correct because of enharmonics.
#: number sign, or sharp
ASCII: assy, or A-S-C-I-I
&: ampersand
^: circumflex, that apparantly being what it's called in linguistics
Delphi: dell-fie
|: that thing above the backslash
linux: lin-uxx (lin like "sin")

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

I say "char" as "char" in my mind but I know it's not vocally correct.
with C++, at least in my texbook it says it's supposed to be "see plus plus" so... yea.

|: Indifference.

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

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Cheese wrote:Oh, I thought this would be about linux (lean-uxx or line-uxx)...

I say lean-uxx, anyway.

It's "lin-uxx". ("lin" as in "sin".)

The nice thing about that is that there is a correct pronunciation, and it's well known what it is.

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

He's Finnish for goodness' sake. How does one pronounce the name 'Linus' (sans Swedish accent of course) correctly? Now swap out the 's' for an 'x'. It has always been line-uxx, and it always will be. Torvalds' opinion doesn't enter into it.

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

javac: java see
C++: see plus plus
char: "carry" without the Y
gif: soft G
xor: ex or
SQL: sequel
x = 3: x equals three
x == 3: x equals three

The last two are usually inferred based on context.
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Andrew wrote:Mentally, I pronounce "char" like the word "char", but never say it in any case and would probably say "character" if I did. GIF is said with a hard G (like "gift") in my world, to distinguish it from lemon juice (and so the phrase "beware of geeks bearing gifs" is a better pun). I don't see any sense in pronouncing that one any other way. The name "C" is pronounced "see" regardless of what other words or vowels might be nearby. Everyone else is crazy.

If you mean "char" like "character," I guess this is the English Geek in me, but I say "care," like "I char about you," because that's how the first syllable of "character" is pronounced, and this is an abbreviation.

Like ".org" is "dot org."

I do, however, feel mightily embarrassed about "GIF," as I had been pronouncing it like "gift" without the "t." You know, like Southern/Gullah (Gullah is what is sometimes erroneously called "black" or "African-American" speech/pronunciation. Gullah Island is where that sort of speech began,and it is at least as much "invented" by Acadian Frenchmen as it is by overworked enslaved Africans.)
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titanicdaze wrote:
Andrew wrote:Mentally, I pronounce "char" like the word "char", but never say it in any case and would probably say "character" if I did. GIF is said with a hard G (like "gift") in my world, to distinguish it from lemon juice (and so the phrase "beware of geeks bearing gifs" is a better pun). I don't see any sense in pronouncing that one any other way. The name "C" is pronounced "see" regardless of what other words or vowels might be nearby. Everyone else is crazy.

If you mean "char" like "character," I guess this is the English Geek in me, but I say "care," like "I char about you."

I have always said "char" like the word "char", as in "to burn something". I can't imagine pronouncing it any other way.

I also do this when referring to an rpg character in the shorthand. I think I just prefer de-contexting my pronuniations as much as possible.
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Xanthir wrote:I have always said "char" like the word "char", as in "to burn something". I can't imagine pronouncing it any other way.

I also do this when referring to an rpg character in the shorthand.

Heh, I remember Danish kids learning to mispronounce "character" this way... char-acter, not care-acter.

In programming, I say "char", not "care". In RPGs, I... um, wait... I don't do role playing.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

I am no native english speaker, my first language is Dansih and that has influenced my pronounciation.

STUFF:
char : charcoal
javac : javak
gif : gift
phi : depends on my mood, mainly short ee
lbs : IT'S CALLED KILOGRAMS!
ASCII : askee
&pound; : pound
lol : lawl
0 : zero
Euler : Oiler

GROUPING TOKENS:
() : parens (group)
[] : clamps (brackets)
{} : braces
<> : less than/greater than, or if god forbid in C++: brackets
C++ : see plus plus

OPERATORS:
# : hash
a[n] : a at n
= : is defined as, gets
== : equals
! : not, fack, exclaim
| : alternate, binner (as in bin-or), pipe
||, or : logger
^ : to the power of/ksor
& : binnant
&&, and : logant
x/y : divided by
!=, /= : nequals
\frac{x}{y} : over
>> << : shift left, shift right (i really like "shal" and "shar")
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

C#? It's called B sharp sharp, or B double sharp.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

achan1058 wrote:C#? It's called B sharp sharp, or B double sharp.

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

I couldn't search for the string so I don't know if its been brought up, but how do you pronounce "xkcd"?

I used to say "ex kay see dee" but I've now taken to "ex-kicked"

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

vookaloop wrote:I couldn't search for the string so I don't know if its been brought up, but how do you pronounce "xkcd"?

I used to say "ex kay see dee" but I've now taken to "ex-kicked"

The name was chosen because its unpronounceable. See "What does xkcd stand for".
http://xkcd.com/about/

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

after spending some time in the military I can pronounce just about any combination of letters. See: HMMWV (humm-vee), HEMTT (hemmit), AAFES (ay-feez)
Maybe my brain is permanently ruined.

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

"See" and "Sepples" and "Seshrup".
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Rook wrote: How does one pronounce the name 'Linus' (sans Swedish accent of course) correctly? Now swap out the 's' for an 'x'. It has always been line-uxx, and it always will be. Torvalds' opinion doesn't enter into it.

Surely that would make it lee-nuhks no (as in lee-nus)? But as he named the damn thing I'm gonna say it's pronounced how linus pronounces it (including the accent if I'm feeling picky).
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

When you tested the sound configuration in Linux back in the day, you used to hear this demonstration of how Linus pronounces Linux (and Linus). The original file from 1994 is still available on FTP, but it's in the .au format, which isn't the most widely supported nowadays.

Though in later interviews (with his English improving(?)) he no longer says a Finnish long "ou" in Linux, going for a pronunciation that makes more sense in English.
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