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    Question BSAI

    Hi all (after months being off-forum),

    BSAI: can you pronounce that acronym as one word, without clumsy struggle with your tongue?

    Thanks in advance,
    Nyggus

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    Default Re: BSAI

    How about BeeSigh?

    Hi

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    Default Re: BSAI

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about BeeSigh?

    Hi
    Why "-sigh", not "-say" ?

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    Default Re: BSAI

    bee-say then

    PS I think I was trying to avoid people thinking of BSAY.

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    Default Re: BSAI

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Why "-sigh", not "-say" ?
    Because in an international context, 'ai' is more likely to be pronounced '-igh'?
    Consider that, even in English, we pronounce the following as '-igh':
    Saigon, Cairo, Shanghai, Nairobi, Taipei ...

    And "ei" is pronounced "-ay"
    Beijing, Beirut, Taipei ...

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