[texhax] What is???

Frauke Jurgensen frauke at videotron.ca
Wed Nov 10 15:21:09 CET 2004

Benjamin Deutsch wrote:

>Don also compares the sound to the German "ach", if I recall correctly. 
>However, though the German language has both the gutteral ("ach") and the 
>'soft "ch sound' ("ich"), there are very hard linguistic rules about their 
>use, depending on the preceding vowel:
>A "ch" after an "i" or "e" is always soft ("ich", "Pech"), and a "ch" after an 
>"a", "o" or "u" is always gutteral ("Bach", "Koch", "Tuch") The Umlauts "ä" 
>"ö" and "ü" affect the "ch" like the first group, too ("Bäche", "Köche", 
>So despite the "TeX -> ach" ruling, all German users will always pronounce TeX 
>and LaTeX with a soft "ch". I'm not as familiar with Flemish, but I can 
>imagine similar rules exist, making it "unnatural" to use a gutteral "ch" 
My mom, who learned TeX BEFORE learning Greek, says TeX as in "ich". My 
dad, who learned TeX AFTER learning Greek, says TeX as in "ach".

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