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    Question An MQI channel (A MQI channel)

    Hi,

    Below is a snippet of technical document, I have little doubt that the usage of "An MQI channel" is wrong.
    I think it should be "A MQI channel" because MQI is pronounce "M-Q-I", no any "a", "e", "i", "o", "n" in the pronouncement of the first letter.

    Please help to explain, thanks.

    WebSphereŽ MQ uses two different types of channels:

    A message channel, which is a unidirectional communications link between two queue managers. WebSphere MQ uses message channels to transfer messages between the queue managers. To send messages in both directions, you must define a channel for each direction.

    An MQI channel, which is bidirectional and connects an application (MQI client) to a queue manager on a server machine. WebSphere MQ uses MQI channels to transfer MQI calls and responses between MQI clients and queue managers.

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    Re: An MQI channel (A MQI channel)

    The letter 'M' is pronounced as 'em', where 'e' is a vowel, so 'an' should be used.
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    Re: An MQI channel (A MQI channel)

    Now, if the acronym was pronounced as a word, something like "MAP," then "a MAP" would be correct.

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    Re: An MQI channel (A MQI channel)

    I found the following examples, which might be worth the OP's reference.

    A one-time password ── 'one' is pronounced as 'won'.
    A useful tool ── 'u' is pronounced as 'you'.
    An hour ── 'hour' is pronounced as 'our'.
    An RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) ── 'R' is pronounced as 'ar'.
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