Re: Pronouncing "gigabyte"; TAKE A STAND!

Subject: Re: Pronouncing "gigabyte"; TAKE A STAND!
From: "Charles P. Campbell" <cpc -at- PRISM -dot- NMT -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 1994 22:39:10 MST

Surely you gest.

Words of Greek origin that start with G before a vowel are grandfathered in
as hard Gs--they don't have to follow the English rule that makes Gs soft
before vowels.

But Don Chaffee has American Heritage, 2nd College Edition on his side--it
lists the "jiga" pronunciation first.

But I never heard "jigabyte" before--sheltered life, I guess. On historical
grounds, I'll take a stand for the hard G.

cpc -at- nmt -dot- edu

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