Pronouncing "HTML" (was: Results of Poll by Email No. 8)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 29, 2002, 5:10|
On Sat, 27 Apr 2002 15:19:48 -0500 Danny Wier <dawier@...>
> > David (DigitalScream@aol) gets bonus points for being
> funny with his (E)
> > answer: "What the hell is an HTML? I understand it to be a
> > pharyngeal fricative, followed by a voiceless interdental
> fricative, followed
> > by a high, back, unrounded, tense vowel, followed by a velar
> lateral of some
> > kind. In fact, that could be a word in Arabic, almost... In that
> case, yes,
> > I do like Arabic. It was the first language I studied here at the
> > university. Nothing but fond memories..." Been reading too much
> linguistic books lately?
> LOL! That could be a word in Tech as well, but the initial H would
> an ultrashort vowel to follow (I ripped off the Hebrew rule of
> schwas after laryngeals), so the word would have to be |hatml|.
Hmm... i have a habit of pronouncing "HTML" as the shorter two-syllable
/hUtmAL/, with a somewhat /?/-afied /t/, somewhat rounded /A/, and
I also pronounce "www" /wUwUwU/.