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The company ofutable (pronounced UFO-table) likes to start their movies with a black background, and

An ufotable Production

emblazoned in the middle of the screen.

As a native english speaker, I find this phrase rather jarring. It seems grammatically incorrect.

I'm confident it should be:

A ufotable Production

Why?

marked as duplicate by sumelic, tchrist word-choice Mar 2 '18 at 18:26

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  • Do you know how the company pronounces "Ufotable"? – J. Taylor Mar 2 '18 at 18:09
  • If the company name is pronounced 'yoo-foe-table' or 'yoo-eff-owe-table', then it would be "A ufotable Production". If it's pronounced 'eww-foe-table', then it would be as given in the question. – Jeff Zeitlin Mar 2 '18 at 18:13
  • Yes, it's a uniform but an umlaut How is ufotable pronounced? – Jim Mar 2 '18 at 18:24
  • If it's an ufotable, then it must start /ˈʊfoʊ/ rather than /ˈjʊfoʊ/. – Andrew Leach Mar 2 '18 at 19:02
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    @sumelic If that's the case, then it is not "an ufotable". My comment stands: if it is "an ufotable", then there is only one way of pronouncing it. – Andrew Leach Mar 3 '18 at 0:22