This is not a techie query. I am just unclear on how to pronounce the word "Azure" which is brand name for Microsoft's cloud service offerings.
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Azure is also an ordinary English word, pronounced the same way (or rather, ways) as the Microsoft
The two main pronunciations differ in how they say the 'z': in US English, it almost always becomes a /zh/ (like the s in measure), while in the UK, it can either be a /zh/ same as in the US, or it can be a straight /z/. There's also disagreement about which syllable gets the stress: in the US, it goes on the first syllable: /AZH-uhr/, while in the UK, it's more likely to go on the second syllable: /az-YOOr/.
In American English, azure is pronounced /ˈæʒər/; in British English, two of the possible pronunciations are /ˈaʒə/, and /ˈaʒj(ʊ)ə/.
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