Re: "an SQL" vs. "a SQL"

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Gavin Flower <GavinFlower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz>
Cc: Isaac Morland <isaac(dot)morland(at)gmail(dot)com>, David Rowley <dgrowleyml(at)gmail(dot)com>, Daniel Gustafsson <daniel(at)yesql(dot)se>, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Developers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: "an SQL" vs. "a SQL"
Date: 2021-06-10 21:32:50
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Gavin Flower <GavinFlower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz> writes:
> On 11/06/21 8:17 am, Isaac Morland wrote:
>> ... But then there is "an historic occasion" so go figure.

> The 'h' in 'historic' is silent, at least it used to be -- I think now
> it is almost silent. So using 'an historic occasion' is correct.

It's silent according to the Brits, I believe. In America, the
pronunciation varies.

regards, tom lane

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