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Re: More templates QA

On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 01:36:53PM +0100, Matthew Johnson wrote:
> On Sun Aug 02 13:02, Mark Brown wrote:

> > 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)

Works fine for me since I'm prononcing the 'a' fairly softly (close to
uh or eh) when running it into NMU; essentially contracting the 'a' into
the acronym.

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