Re: Pronunciation of "Unicode"

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 11:01:49 EDT wrote:

> I'm glad to see that the initial [j-] is not in discussion!

I think that no English word, other than non-English proper names, has /u/
for initial "u". Of course, sounds other than /ju/ are possible!
A classic test for spotting an (anglophone) chemist is to present him
with the string UNIONIZED and ask for the pronunciation. Non-chemists
say /'junjVnaizd/ and mean "organized into a labor union"; chemists
say /Vn'ai@naizd/ and mean "not ionized".


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)

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