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THOUGHTS ON CORRECT PRONUNCIATION: "VI"

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@Gregory wrote:

 

On a slightly related note: when interviewing people I've noticed that people with "labview experience" on their resume are often much less experienced than people with "LabVIEW experience", it's gotten pretty hard not to form opinions on that alone!


I think there are several threads talking about capitalization of LabVIEW.  Here is one.  And yes I've known people that just throw resume's away if it isn't right.

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One thing I've always wondered about the capitalization of LabVIEW.

Most times that I see it discussed in trade magazines, it seems like they almost always write "LabView".  Are the editors of the magazines changing it to that?  Generally, since articles discussing specific products are also usually a form of advertisement for the company who makes that product, the company's marketing communication folks are going to makes sure the editing is going to be accurate for something like product names.

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@Bob_Schor wrote:

In LabVIEW terms, VI are the initials of "Virtual Instrument", and are meant to be said as separate letters, the same way that the abbreviation for Post Office (P.O.) is not pronounced "po", but "Pee Oh", and the abbreviation for United States (of America) is pronounced by naming the two (or three) letters, not by saying "us" (or even stranger, "usa").

 

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So if you're P.O.'d, does that mean you have a Post Office Box for an address?

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@jamiva wrote:

wiebe@CARYA wrote:

For me, like I explained a few times already, V.I. would be pronounced Vee Eye, exactly like the link pronounced it. Please enlighten me how it should be pronounced in an other way then "not Vee Eye". For me, that would be the way to write the sound as I heard any\all English person say it.

 

Adding more complexity (VISA) really doesn't help. I've never heard anyone say V.I.S.A., so actually it's a comparison that weakens your argument. Or at least doesn't help to make it clearer.


Sorry for the confusion. Just my way of saying how irregular the English language is.

 

Some acronyms are read as written: NATO, radar, scuba.... Others are read as they are spelled: TV, DVD, DOD...

 

THEN you get the oddball ones like JPEG, CD-ROM

 

It all depends on accepted usage. So yes, I am assuming the accepted pronounciation of VI is "Vee-Eye". And VISA is "Vee-Sah" (or is it "Vee-Zah" Smiley Wink)


My favorite example of English irregularities is:

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

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 Next thing I know, people will tell me I have been mispronouncing creek as well (pronounced "crick", yes I have hillbillies for relatives).


Yeah ... about that ... 😉

Yes it should be pronounced as 'speed'. I just realised this weekend that it's common in my birth area to say 'jinns' for the blue denim trousers. 🙂

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@Yamaeda wrote:

I just realised this weekend that it's common in my birth area to say 'jinns' for the blue denim trousers. 🙂

My grandmother on my mom's side adds an 'r' to some words, like wash (pronounced "worsh").  Then on my dad's side (Kentucky farmers) they pronounce tire, tower, and tar exactly the same ("tar").  And to make the Texas people feel less weird, everybody in this area (Cincinnati) say "y'all" as well (short for "you all", pronounced as it looks).  And for proof, here is a water tower about 30 minutes south of me.


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Pontiac in Michigan is pronounced without the "t". Ypsilanti is IP-sill-ANN-E often shortened to IP-see.  Gaylord is Gay-Lerd. 

 

After researching several lists on the internet I agree and disagree about some but one I definitely do is say Secretariah State, instead of Secretary Of State office which is our DMV.  Growing up I was always confused about TV shows where people would go to the DMV and I had never knew where one was.

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@billko wrote:

So if you're P.O.'d, does that mean you have a Post Office Box for an address?


Or something else:

https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW/Help-with-activation/m-p/3703772/highlight/true#M1041838

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When I interviewed for the job I have now I pronounced it "Vye" as in Bye but with a V. Threw the owner a curve ball never having heard that. I had assumed it was pronounced the same way as "VI" the visual editor that used to come with Unix. Since I had learned LV in a vacuum, I had never heard anyone say the word.

 

He corrected me and explained it was pronounced "Vee Eye".

 

Then again, I had taught myself LVOOP. Since it looked like a French word, I pronounce it "La-Voop". That confuses people as well. But I think it sound much better than "El Vee oop" so I am going to stick with.

 

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