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Re: Acronymns (was Re: C-IPA underlying principles and methods)

From:Jake X <starvingpoet@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 26, 2003, 22:07
Christophe scrub:
> Not so. I think you're the one who's confused here. I've just checked a
> of online dictionaries, and they all agree (and not only in English, the
> has an identical meaning in all languages I know). You can call an
> an acronym *only* if it is pronounced as a word (which is the main
> found everywhere. You don't even have to take only the first letter of
> word. "radar" is an acronym too. The only condition is to be an
> pronounced like a word). If you pronounce "LOL" [lOl], as I do, then it's
> acronym. But something like BBC isn't, because each letter is pronounced > separately.
Thank you. Once again, I cower in shame. Jake