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.
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/.
protected by tchrist Mar 1 at 19:00
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