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What is the preferred pronunciation of "Ged"? Is it G as in giant or G as in...

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urquhartc864 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 10, 2008 at 6:14 AM via web

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What is the preferred pronunciation of "Ged"? Is it G as in giant or G as in good?

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grendizerx | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM (Answer #1)

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Actually, according to Ursula Le Guin, the correct pronunciation is 'Ghed'. Not 'Jed'.

4th paragraph, last sentence of the provided link.

 

 

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cburr | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted December 10, 2008 at 7:05 AM (Answer #2)

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Phonetically speaking it should be a soft 'g' as in giant.  In English, when a 'g' is followed by 'e', 'i' or 'y' it has a soft sound. When followed by 'a', 'o' or 'u' it has a hard sound.

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