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Re: RFS: dfu-programmer

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 08:01:25PM +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Am 2007-03-27 14:13:52, schrieb Andrew Straw:
> > >The description should probably read "...an USB..." and would ideally 
> > >have a few paragraph breaks. Not using debhelper is fine with me.
> > A quick google for "a USB" turned up 1.9 million hits and "an USB" 
> > turned up 0.7 million hits. So I'm going to stick with "a USB" unless 
> > you feel strongly about this one. But I added a paragraph break and 
> > hopefully cleaned up the wording a little.
> "an" is used before a "vowel" like
>     an USB connector
>     an Inode
>     an Error

Almost correct.  "an" is used if there is a vowel-*sound*.
Since U is pronounce alone here (it's an abbreviation, not a word),
U is pronounced [ju:].

So it's "an understanding", but "a USB connector".

Regards: David
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