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"tkinter"


On 9/13/2017 6:46 PM, Ben Finney wrote:
> ram at zedat.fu-berlin.de (Stefan Ram) writes:
> 
>>    I presume that "tkinter" is intended to be pronounced
>>    "logically":
>>
>> T K inter (tee kay inter /ti keI In t%/)
> 
> This is how I've always pronounced it.
> 
> The toolkit in question is named ?tk?, which I have only ever known to
> be pronounced ?tee kay?.
> 
> The rest of the word is an abbreviation of ?interface?.
> 
> So, to me ?Tkinter? is pronounced ?tee kay inter?.
> 
>>    . But it would be faster to pronounce it
> 
> Speed at the expense of clarity is a goal difficult to justify in
> programming, and is even harder to justify in human speech. So, that
> basis doesn't convince me of a useful pronunciation.

I program in tkinter more or less daily and now, at least,I think it 
'tee-kinter'. I believe I have said it that way also, though to a 
somewhat naive listener. Now I know that some would think it strange ;-).

I said the same thing back in 2002 on this list:
https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-December/139508.html
Mike C. Fletcher: mostly t k inter, sometimes t kinter, accent on t.
Dennis Lee Bieber: t kinter, slurred at tick inter.
then thread veered off onto Poles and consonants.

What do haphazerdly selected public Python speakers say?

t k inter Russell Keith-Magee, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI7NYgP54sw

t k inter Jeff Armstrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6isuF_bBiXs

t kinter Zach King https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6aEc6Qu2vM

t'kinter 'sentdex', https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccct5D2AyNM

t k inter Bryson Tyrrell, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb1YFgHqUZ8

t k inter Derek Banas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tbWoZSi3LU

I am perhaps in a minorit

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy