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Peter McLennan

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« on: December 23, 2005, 07:39:59 PM »

If you Antarctica guys are gonna coin new photographic terms, you have to help us out with pronunciation.  You mention a new term for shooting large quantities of images as "gigage", but I'm not quite sure how to pronounce this.

With a hard "G" as in gig?

Or a soft "G" sound like we might pronounce giclee?

Just so we're pronouncing it correctly  

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2005, 08:24:13 PM »

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If you Antarctica guys are gonna coin new photographic terms, you have to help us out with pronunciation.  You mention a new term for shooting large quantities of images as "gigage", but I'm not quite sure how to pronounce this.

With a hard "G" as in gig?

Or a soft "G" sound like we might pronounce giclee?

Just so we're pronouncing it correctly  

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I vote for the soft G, as in Giclee.  "zhigage".  It gives this term a certain Je ne sais quoi and it makes it easier for me to say it ;- )

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2005, 11:40:38 PM »

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I vote for the soft G, as in Giclee.  "zhigage".  Alain
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d'accord!  

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2005, 11:59:24 PM »

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d'accord! 

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Merci.  It makes it sound more artistic ;- )
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2005, 01:16:25 AM »

I have to agree with the soft G ...


In addition to not sounding very artistic, the hard G kind of makes Gigage sound a bit too close to Garbage for my tastes  
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2005, 01:18:27 AM »

You folks really need to consider the precedent you're setting here. "Gigage" is all well and good, but what happens when storage reaches the terabyte stage?

"Terage"???

It either sounds like an injury or a system devised by medical personal to classify injured persons into groups.

Eventually digital camera files will reach the petabyte stage...

"Pettage"?!?!?

That sounds...disturbing.

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2005, 03:33:45 AM »

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You folks really need to consider the precedent you're setting here. "Gigage" is all well and good, but what happens when storage reaches the terabyte stage?

"Terage"???

I really don't know. . . But, the good thing is that Jack and I agree on the pronuntiation of "zhigage"  
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2005, 08:24:01 AM »

The word was coined by Seth Resnick and was pronounced as "gigije" with a hard g.

So - Gig as in Gigabyte and "ige" as in mileage.

Cheeche. Don't you guys know anything about coining new words? Soft g indeed!

Humbug.

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2005, 10:46:08 AM »

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I really don't know. . . But, the good thing is that Jack and I agree on the pronuntiation of "zhigage"
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Yes, but now we have the problem of getting Michael to agree!

Maybe we'll have to strike a compromise and pronounce it with the soft G stretched and accentuated in the center -- like Gigahhhhje...  

Of course even that works better with the soft G front -- zhiGahhhhje.  

You may be out-voted on this one Michael!

Cheers and Happy Holidays to all!
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2005, 11:21:45 AM »

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Yes, but now we have the problem of getting Michael to agree!

Maybe we'll have to strike a compromise and pronounce it with the soft G stretched and accentuated in the center -- like Gigahhhhje... 

Of course even that works better with the soft G front -- zhiGahhhhje. 

You may be out-voted on this one Michael!

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Out of respect for Michael, I'm willing to grant him the hard G, since that pronunciation seems to have been firmly established on the recent expedition.

But "Terage" and "Petage" I think can still be rescued, by accenting the second syllable of each, and giving that artistic, French soft G at the end: "ter-AHHHZHe" and "pe-TAHHHZHe". And for those that can't accept the hard G at all, I have an interim solution (until your files get to terage -- I mean -- terAHHZHe size): how about "micro-terage?"  

Meanwhile, I am going to start pronouncing "Giclee" with two hard G's, like "giggly".
 

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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2005, 06:56:32 PM »

For what it's worth, I've encountered the term "gigage" (hard `g') in technical circles earlier. It was also related to data storage, but then for storage capacity during the early nineties.

Here's a reference from 1995:

"WTB: Major Gigage (4+) harddrive" (comp.sys.mac.wanted)

So giving the credit to Seth is perhaps a bit too premature, unless he in fact coined it over a decade ago.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2005, 10:09:37 PM »

I know lots of folks who have used that term for years.
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2005, 09:50:43 AM »

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You mention a new term for shooting large quantities of images as "gigage", but I'm not quite sure how to pronounce this.
I call it "Sparying and Praying"

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