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!
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".