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From: Curtis Napier <curtis119@g.o>
To: gentoo-doc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-doc] Re: cvs commit: quick-samba-howto.xml
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 03:56:31
Message-Id: 43408459.4020007@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-doc] Re: cvs commit: quick-samba-howto.xml by "Łukasz Damentko"
Łukasz Damentko wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Oct 2005 01:44:54 +0200 > Ioannis Aslanidis <deathwing00@g.o> wrote: > > >>-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- >>Hash: SHA1 >> >>Alin Dobre wrote: >> >>>the last time this was discussed via irc, ciaranm (who is a native en_GB >>>speaker) said that the correct form is: "an FAQ", the explanation being >>>that FAQ it's spelled: ef a q, so it phonetically begins with a vocal, >>>so it should be prefixed with 'an'. > > > blackace and AllanonJL (both native speakers as well) say it's "a FAQ" > not "an FAQ", so we have 2:1 for now... > > with regards, > Łukasz Damentko
Yes indeed, ciaran is correct. You go by the "sound" not by the spelling. That's why we say "an honor" instead of "a honor" (the h is silent). But in the case of FAQ he is incorrect because it's pronounced fa-ack not ef-ack. Silly en_GB speakers. :-) For reference see here: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/a.html#a or here: http://www.drgrammar.org/faqs/#36 -- gentoo-doc@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-doc] Re: cvs commit: quick-samba-howto.xml Jack Dark <jackdark@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-doc] Re: cvs commit: quick-samba-howto.xml Shyam Mani <fox2mike@g.o>