I know there isn’t a correct way to pronounce gif. And its an abbreviation. There are two ways to pronounce it
Hard G ( as in gift)
Soft G( as in giraffe)
This is a classic example of toe-ma-toe vs toe-mah-toe.
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I read this article.
There are two common ways to pronounce this abbreviation.
- Gif as an gift.
- Gif ( jif) as giraffe
I am still confused.
Different people pronounce it different way.
I have two following questions
1. Why is there no standard way pronounce it?
2. Why does its creator use different way to pronounce it( he prefers gif as in giraffe)
Some users may say that this question has already been answered by (Deciding pronunciation of new words that don't obey natural rules of a language). But the above does not appear in the search results directly. Indeed, the title and the specifics are different. And there is general confusion due to videos and articles such as this YouTube clip.
Which one should I use? Or Can I use both?
I have already read the following articles.
- Pronunciation according to OLD
- Wikipedia's article
Stackexchange's article Deciding pronunciation of new words that don't obey natural rules of a language)