From: Otto Stolz (Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de)
Date: Wed Jun 17 2009 - 06:09:31 CDT
Magda Danish had written:
Joó Ádám has written:
> First of all, please substitute all instances of ‘az’ with ‘a’
> preceding the word Unicode. The former is an article standing before a
> word starting with a (pronounced) vowel, while the latter is standing
> before a (pronounced) consonant – same like a and an. Therefore
> ˈjuːnɪkoʊd must be preceded by ‘a’.
Do the Hungarians indeed pronounce "Unicode" that way?
I do not know much about Hungarian, but as far as I know,
an "U" is never pronounced as /juː/, in that language.
Indeed, most European languages (including my mother tongue,
German) have /u/ or /y/ for an initial "U".
Hence, I guess, Dr. Gábor Hosszú has put those "az" in front
of the "U"s, for good reasons.
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