From: Joó Ádám (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jun 17 2009 - 07:49:18 CDT
> 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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