How do you say gif?

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How do you say gif?

Soft g: [jif]
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Hard g: [gif]
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Softer g: [yif]
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Silent g: [if]
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Long i: [jeef] or [geef] or [yeef]
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Acronym: [jee aye eff]
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Emphasize the I: [jaif] or [guy+f]
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Fffffffffffff: [jifffffffffff], [gifffffffffff], and others.
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Backwards: [fij], [fig], and others
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Upside down: [ƃᴉɟ]
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Underwater: [gggggggurlglafuffifff]
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In space: [ ]
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In pants: [*wink*]
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Total votes: 8

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How do you say gif?

Post by Sonic# » Mon Jan 7, 15:56 2019

I've long been curious about the answer to this. Personally, I say [jif], but I'm happy to entertain reasons why I am right or why I have made a critical error in my life path.

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Re: How do you say gif?

Post by Enigma » Tue Jan 8, 7:48 2019

I say jif too. gif is just so awkward to say.
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Re: How do you say gif?

Post by melsbells » Wed Jan 9, 3:13 2019

I say it with a hard g in English but with an acronym in Finnish "gae ee aff"

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Re: How do you say gif?

Post by octarineoboe » Wed Jan 9, 17:38 2019

I used to say "jif" but then I spent enough time around nerds who were obnoxious about it that I use the hard g about half the time now.

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Re: How do you say gif?

Post by Sonic# » Wed Jan 9, 19:32 2019

octarineoboe wrote:
Wed Jan 9, 17:38 2019
I used to say "jif" but then I spent enough time around nerds who were obnoxious about it that I use the hard g about half the time now.
A related question would be whether either side has more obnoxious people. Like, as a [jif] person, I like to banter about it, and I find the "jraffic" argument kind of funny, but I've also had people get really earnest about the hard g. Any stories about snooty [jif]ers?

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Re: How do you say gif?

Post by Tweek » Fri Jan 11, 9:26 2019

I've always thought of it with a hard G; I'm not sure I've ever actually spoken the word.
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Re: How do you say gif?

Post by Neko » Fri Jan 11, 20:16 2019

Soft g, like jif.

If I'm around insufferable nerds who must correct this grave sin, I show them the PBS video about how it's actually pronounced ZHAIF.
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