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Łukasz Damentko wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Oct 2005 01:44:54 +0200
> Ioannis Aslanidis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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>>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. :-)
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