Blurt!Commonplace Book

“In other words, when you see a new word starting with ‘gi,’ your previous exposure to ‘gi’ words is basically telling you to flip a coin—it’s just as likely that you’ll decide to pronounce it with a hard g as with a soft g.” (Gretchen McCulloch, “Why the Pronunciation of GIF Really Can Go Either Way”) (it’s a hard g)

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10:45:41pm PDT