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THOUGHTS ON CORRECT PRONUNCIATION: "VI"

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Is it the word "vi" pronounced like "vee" or "v-i" (each letter separately). All opinions welcomed.

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I have never heard anyone sai "vee". Smiley Very Happy

In think vi is short for virtual instrument therefore each letter seperately is the correct term.

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I rarely hear anybody not pronounce the "V" as "Vee", then "I" as in "I".

 

I do agree that it should sound like the to capitals V and I, but to me that sounds like "Vee eye" (as a bee, but with a v).

 

Phoneticly, [vi:][aI].

 

Type "V.I." in here: http://onlinetonegenerator.com/voice-generator.html (Mark and Zira sound best), and it sounds pretty much like how most people I've met would say it.

 

 

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My preferred pronunciation is "six"

 

Someone genuinely used that once in a phone call... took our guy a while to figure out what they meant.

Ian
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Vee is an Agilent/Keysight product that imitates LabVIEW.  So best not to call VI "vee".  I have always heard it pronounced as the separate letters.


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Definitely not heard it said "vee" either. Previously when working for NI, I heard it said "vie" (rhymes with tie) a fair amount by customers who hadn't had much NI contact/training before, which mildly irritated my sense of correctness.

Ian
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I'm not English, but isn't a separate V pronounced exactly as the Vee in HPVee?

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@IanSh wrote:

My preferred pronunciation is "six"


The speech generator actually says six when you input "Vi something". "Vi" alone doesn't output anything. Must be correct then?

 

But seriously, "Unititled.vi" sounds exactly like I'd expect.

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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").

 

Bob "William, Sapphire" Schor

 

P.S. -- to truly appreciate the outrageous pun, you need to be old enough to have enjoyed radio shows in the early 50's.

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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").

I think we all agree on that.

 

But if:

P.O. is "Pee Oh",

U.S.A. is "You Es Aj" (the other "S" will be bleebed out)

Then isn't V.I. "Vee Eye"?

 

Can anyone confirm typing V.I in here gives the accepted pronunciation?

 

Not saying V.I is pronounced "Vee", but "Vee Eye".

 

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