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    spivonious

    Do you say "char"

    1. like charring a piece of meat

    2. like caring for someone

    3. like driving a car

     

    Personally I say it like #2 because it stands for character, and that's how I'd pronounce the syllable in that word.

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    Sven Groot

    I use the third form myself. I agree the second is more logical but it just sounds weird to me.

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    Bas

    Number one. Always.


    I always wonder how people pronounce "varchar". I personally pronounce "var" with the same "a" I pronounce "char" with. Are there people who say vèrkèr?

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    spivonious

    , Bas wrote

    Number one. Always.


    I always wonder how people pronounce "varchar". I personally pronounce "var" with the same "a" I pronounce "char" with. Are there people who say vèrkèr?

    I pronounce them the same, so variable character.

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    AndyC

    The first one. And I pronounce varchar as two rhyming syllables.

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    rhm

    #1 also. char might be short for character, but it's also a word in it's own right so I tend to go with that pronunciation.

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    CKurt

    Might be because we are dutch. But I do the csame thing.

    , Bas wrote

    Number one. Always.


    I always wonder how people pronounce "varchar". I personally pronounce "var" with the same "a" I pronounce "char" with. Are there people who say vèrkèr?

     

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    JPeless

    #1 only ... same for varchar( as in, both sounds the same)

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    W3bbo

    , spivonious wrote

    Do you say "char"

    1. like charring a piece of meat

    2. like caring for someone

    3. like driving a car

     Personally I say it like #2 because it stands for character, and that's how I'd pronounce the syllable in that word.

    "Caring" is pronounced "Care-ing",so I don't know how or why anyone would pronounce it like that.

    Anyway, I always pronounce "char" (when refering to the Character datatype) as 'kar', same goes for 'varchar', I say "varr-kar". Oddly enough, everyone I see IRL (incl. all my professors and lecturers) all say it with /tʃ/ ("chhhaar").

    I guess because I was self-taught from written materials, the same reason I pronounce "finite" as "thin-nit" (as opposed to "fine-nite")

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    davewill

    @spivonious: With a little Red Man between the cheek and gum, I say "char" (#1), as in I'm going to sit right here in this char.

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    vesuvius

    I would say "ask Charles", so definitetly #1.

    There really is no phonetic argument for #2 or #3, as that would be caroline or karate

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    intelman

    I say jigabyte for gigabyte. It is an accepted pronunciation. Just like 1.21 Gigawatts (Jigawatts) from Back to the Future.

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    spivonious

    , vesuvius wrote

    I would say "ask Charles", so definitetly #1.

    There really is no phonetic argument for #2 or #3, as that would be caroline or karate

    English rarely follows phonetics. "charisma" would be phonetically spelled "karisma".

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    vesuvius

    @intelman: Next we'll be saying So Crates for Socrates (Sock-ra-tees) al la Bill and Ted. I am sure anyone called Charles would object to being called Carl's, but there is not need to be a pedant on my part.

    As you said, it is more about regional dialects and vernacular, that display gargantuan (or is that jigarntuan) differences? Devil

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    Maddus Mattus

    lol, I prenounce all my english the same way;

    with a very bad dutch accent!

    and I usually translate some dutch sayings into english, so then they make absolutely no sense!

     

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