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    How to pronounce COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)

    Hello

    How do native speakers pronounce "COCA" (Corpus of Contemporary American English)?

    Is it like "Coca" as in Coca-Cola or like "sea-oh-sea-eh"?

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    Re: How to pronounce COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkie9 View Post
    Is it like "Coca" as in Coca-Cola?
    It is for me, on the rare occasions I talk about it. I see/use it mostly in the written form.

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    Re: How to pronounce COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)

    I use Coca-cola, but I also mostly see it written.

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    Re: How to pronounce COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)

    And I would have guessed it was said "see-oh-see-ay." Learn something new every day!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How to pronounce COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    And I would have guessed it was said "see-oh-see-ay." Learn something new every day!
    It could well be that yours is the norm.

    Although I gratefully use COCA and BNC, I don't move in the field of corpus linguistics. I have no idea how those who frolic there pronounce 'COCA'. I happened to settle on 'Coca', (as in the drink), for myself. It could be that Tdol and I are the only two people on the planet who use this form.

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    Re: How to pronounce COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It could well be that yours is the norm.

    Although I gratefully use COCA and BNC, I don't move in the field of corpus linguistics. I have no idea how those who frolic there pronounce 'COCA'. I happened to settle on 'Coca', (as in the drink), for myself. It could be that Tdol and I are the only two people on the planet who use this form.
    Can I join your little club please? I'd never even heard of COCA until you mentioned it on this forum but I have always read it in my head like "Coca(Cola)" and if I said it out loud, which I haven't, that's how I would pronounce it.

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    Re: How to pronounce COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Can I join your little club please? I'd never even heard of COCA until you mentioned it on this forum but I have always read it in my head like "Coca(Cola)" and if I said it out loud, which I haven't, that's how I would pronounce it.
    Welcome to the the Coca Club.

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    Re: How to pronounce COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)

    Since I haven't even mastered how to use it, it would be presumptuous on my part to pretend to know what to call it!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How to pronounce COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)

    Thank you, everyone.
    I decided to e-mail COCA to ask about this.
    I'll post here if I get a reply.

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    Re: How to pronounce COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Welcome to the the Coca Club.
    Given that one of the words is missing from acronym, it smacks of a word rather than initials to me.

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