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Re: More templates QA

On Sun Aug 02 13:02, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 11:53:22AM +0100, Enrico Zini wrote:
> >  PR5. What are Non-Maintainer Uploads (NMUs) and when would you do an NMU?
> > -     Please list the usual procedure for a NMU.
> > +     Please list the usual procedure for an NMU.
> The original is correct here; "an" generally only preceeds a word that
> starts with a vowel in this context.

Actually, it's to do with whether a vowel _sound_ is at the start of a
word [0]. Thus it would be "an X-ray", "a hotel", "an honourific", "a
user" etc. NMU is pronounced "en-em-ewe", so it should be "an NMU".
(just try saying "a NMU" out loud, the glottal stop is horrible)


0. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_and_an

Matthew Johnson

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