I don't feel like this belongs on SU, so I put it here.
I know that "OS X" is pronounced "oh-ess ten," but how should the common construction "OS X 10.9" be pronounced?
The primary possibility I can think of is:
- The X becomes silent: "oh-ess ten-point-nine"
However, this feels awkward when reading from paper and there are suddenly silent words in the middle of sentences. Because of this, I also see as a possibility:
- This construction is unpronounceable and should be read "oh-ess ten mountain lion"
Of course, my personal favorite (the least accurate) is:
- The 10 becomes slient: "oh-ess eks-point-nine"