silly question: erlang pronunciation

Garry Hodgson garry@REDACTED
Wed Jul 11 20:29:47 CEST 2001

matthias@REDACTED wrote:
>  > i'm giving a talk soon on our use of erlang, and it occurred to me
>  > that i'm not sure how it is pronounced.  is it prounounced like
>  > "air-lang", or "ir-lang"?  i've heard both.
> Native English speakers tend to call it "ir-lang" (i.e. sounds like
> 'herlang' said by someone 'oo drops 'is aitches) whereas the Swedes
> make it sound more like "air-lang", especially when they're speaking
> Swedish.

i expect i'll keep calling it "air-lang" then, in deference to my
great grandmother.

thanks to all who replied.

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