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Proper ASET pronunciation.

How is ASET properly pronounced?

  • A-SET

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • ASSET

    Votes: 8 72.7%

  • Total voters
    11

PrismBaby

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I hear both all the time... just curious what the general consensus is. :roll:
 

Rockdiamond

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According to AGSL, it's pronounced like the word asset
 

oldminer

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The acronym begins with the letter "A" standing for "Angular".
The sound of this letter "A" in ASET can be kept the same as when you begin to say the full word "Angular". This then logically leads to pronouncing the entire acronym as "asset".
Looking acronyms up in up in Wikipedia one finds a true mix of pronunciations which seem to follow no exact set of rules.
It is mostly a matter of which way an acronym is easiest to pronounce based on the exact set of letters and the style used by the organization which uses it frequently.
It is much like some regional speakers would say "A child: using the long vowel sound of "ay" and in other regions it would be said using the short vowel sound more like "uh".
 
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