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Aug
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comment Pronunciation of anonymize
@PeterShor, thanks for the information, I actually read up on that a few weeks ago. However, the problem is with the second syllable. Like with the word anonymous, it should be pronounced non, not nen like Google does.
Aug
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comment Pronunciation of anonymize
@JohnLawler, it looks like that might be the case. One person got no answer as to Google’s source, while another page indicates that they make/made up their own.
Aug
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comment Pronunciation of anonymize
> The audio clip on oxforddictionaries (second link on OP's search) sounds perfectly ordinary to me. What's supposed to be wrong with it @FumbleFingers, nothing. But what does that have to do with anything? I’m asking about Google’s pronunciation.
Aug
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comment Pronunciation of anonymize
(Hmm, doing a text-search for the IPA shown in the definition section gives no hits in the search results, but if you google just anonymize and search for just , then it finds Merriam Webster as the 4th result which seems to give that pronunciation. I couldn’t check the MW page itself because it requires a subscription, which begs the question does Google have a subscription to MW which they use for their definitions? ಠ_ఠ)
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comment Pronunciation of anonymize
Yes, I saw that, it was the second result in my second link and it agrees with my pronunciation and disagrees with Google’s.
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comment What's the correct plural of “Raspberry Pi”?
By authority it is. Same reason that GIF has a soft ‘g’. If someone names something, then who is anybody to tell them otherwise? A name is a creation and therefore not something that can be “correct”. As such, it can be whatever the creator chooses no matter how much others may or may not like it. (This is why names do not have translations in other languages. Someone named Pete is Pete in all languages, not Peter, not Pierre, not Piotr, nor Pedro, Petrus, or anything else.)
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comment Is there any connection between “machination” and Machiavelli?
I don’t understand the acrimony; it is a perfectly valid question that anybody would ask, and in fact, many people have asked identical questions of different words without getting so much animosity. The SE network used to be friendly, welcoming, and open-minded. ◔_◔
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comment Is there any connection between “machination” and Machiavelli?
That’s exactly what I was trying to find out, if there is a connection or it is just an amusing coincidence. I can live with that answer.