Acronyms (was Re: I have an opinion!)
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 2, 2001, 21:56|
On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, Frank George Valoczy wrote:
> > TAT - Teledramatic Arts & Technology
> > CST - Computer Systems & Technologies
> > VPA - Visial and Public Arts
> > WAC - Wellness Activity Center
> > ULR - University Learning Requirment
> I'm curious. For those which you can pronounce according to English laws,
> such as TAT or SOAR, do you say [t&t] or [ti: ei: ti:] or somesuch?
> I've wondered about this often, as Hungarian will tend to pronounce
> acronyms as a word, even to the point of violating hungarian phonetic
> rules (what i mean is even if the Acronym couldn't possibly be a word in
> Hungarian), whereas in my experience English speaker would end up saying
> TAT as [ti: ei: ti:], even though it could well be a word in English...
In my case, either/or. [t&t] sounds "silly" so I might say [ti eI ti].
But I might say [so@r] for SOAR unless there were a chance of confusion.
And in any case I am rarely consistent on such matters unless people
around me show a preference one way or the other.