Re: Another translation posted

From: Joó Ádám (
Date: Wed Jun 17 2009 - 07:49:18 CDT

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    > 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.

    He has put them there, because _he_ want it to be pronounced that way.
    Unicode is an English word, therefore it must be pronounced according
    English rules. If it would be pronounced as /u/, then the whole word
    should be transliterated, as Unikód, but he did not write it so,
    neither such a translation of the name virtually exists (Google 240 :
    126 000, searching Hungarian pages).


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