# Proposal: [261] Pronounciations

Accepted

Anton Ertl

## Problem:

Some pronounciations are misleading or inconsistent. This proposal covers all the pronounciations I commented on recently.

## Solution:

Change the pronounciations.

## Proposal:

Change the pronounciations as follows:

Word current pronounciation proposed pronounciation rationale
`+x/string` plus-x-string plus-x-slash-string audio-to-writing correspondence
`-trailing-garbage` minus-trailing-garbage dash-trailing-garbage consistency with `-trailing`
`f>s` F to S f-to-s consistency with `d>s`
`s>f` S to F s-to-f consistency with `s>d`
`x\string-` x-string-minus x-backslash-string-minus audio-to-writing correspondence

### "than"

For many words containing ">" or "<" we have inconsistent pronounciations, some with "than" and some without. Depending on which way we want to go, one of the following subsections should be accepted, and the other rejected:

#### Have "than"

Change the "less" into "less-than" in the pronounciations of `0< <# d0< du< f0< f<`

Change the "greater" into "greather-than" in the pronounciations of `#> 0>`

#### Do without "than"

Change the "less-than" into "less" in the pronounciations of `< d< u<`

Change the "greater-than" into "greater" in the pronounciations of `> u>`

### ruv[r873] 2022-09-08 19:26:05

I agree with this proposal.

One argument to have "than" (i.e., to prefer "less-than" over "less" for the less-than sign `<`) is that "less" can be a literal part of a word name (e.g. `show-less`), but there is little chance that a word name will contain "less-than" literally.

Then probably all the corresponding cases should contain "than" part.

Anton Ertl

## Change Log:

2022-09-14 Settle on 'Have "than"', but without `<#` `#>`.

## Problem:

Some pronounciations are misleading or inconsistent. This proposal covers all the pronounciations I commented on recently.

## Solution:

Change the pronounciations.

Change the pronounciations. Don't change `<#` `#>`, because they are not comparisons.

## Proposal:

Change the pronounciations as follows:

Word current pronounciation proposed pronounciation rationale
`+x/string` plus-x-string plus-x-slash-string audio-to-writing correspondence
`-trailing-garbage` minus-trailing-garbage dash-trailing-garbage consistency with `-trailing`
`f>s` F to S f-to-s consistency with `d>s`
`s>f` S to F s-to-f consistency with `s>d`
`x\string-` x-string-minus x-backslash-string-minus audio-to-writing correspondence

### "than"

For many words containing ">" or "<" we have inconsistent pronounciations, some with "than" and some without. Depending on which way we want to go, one of the following subsections should be accepted, and the other rejected:

#### Have "than"

Change the "less" into "less-than" in the pronounciations of `0< <# d0< du< f0< f<`

Change the "less" into "less-than" in the pronounciations of `0< d0< du< f0< f<`

Change the "greater" into "greather-than" in the pronounciations of `#> 0>`

#### Do without "than"

Change the "less-than" into "less" in the pronounciations of `< d< u<`

Change the "greater-than" into "greater" in the pronounciations of `> u>`

Change the "greater" into "greather-than" in the pronounciations of `0>`

Anton Ertl

## Change Log:

2022-09-14 Settle on 'Have "than"', but without `<#` `#>`.

## Problem:

Some pronounciations are misleading or inconsistent. This proposal covers all the pronounciations I commented on recently.

## Solution:

Change the pronounciations. Don't change `<#` `#>`, because they are not comparisons.

## Proposal:

Change the pronounciations as follows:

Word current pronounciation proposed pronounciation rationale
`+x/string` plus-x-string plus-x-slash-string audio-to-writing correspondence
`-trailing-garbage` minus-trailing-garbage dash-trailing-garbage consistency with `-trailing`
`f>s` F to S f-to-s consistency with `d>s`
`s>f` S to F s-to-f consistency with `s>d`
`x\string-` x-string-minus x-backslash-string-minus audio-to-writing correspondence

### "than"

For many words containing ">" or "<" we have inconsistent pronounciations, some with "than" and some without. Depending on which way we want to go, one of the following subsections should be accepted, and the other rejected:

#### Have "than"

Change the "less" into "less-than" in the pronounciations of `0< d0< du< f0< f<`

Change the "greater" into "greather-than" in the pronounciations of `0>`

### AntonErtl[r925] 2022-09-21 17:12:25

Accepted at the 2022 meeting 10Y:0N:1A

Accepted