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I am wondering how to pronounce a toml file as it is a title. yaml is [zæ: mɛl] and I think the pronunciation is similar.

  • Where did you get that "word"? Please provide a link if available. Similarity of written letters does not guarantee a similarity in pronunciation. – virolino May 15 at 6:20
  • @virolino That's a thing in programming. – U10-Forward May 15 at 6:30
  • Note that there often isn't a single canonical pronunciation of a made-up word. I have heard SATA pronounced at last three different ways by people in my own company, and there is famously no consensus on GIF or SQL. – choster May 15 at 14:46
  • I have never heard yaml as [zæ: mɛl]. I pronounce it /'jæməl/, and I've never heard anything else. – Colin Fine May 15 at 15:18
  • If it is a file type name, saying the characters as a word where possible is a common way of doing things, as in gif being /gɪf/ or /ʒɪf/, however, the default I suppose and in my opinion least errable way is to simply call the letters, i.e "dot tee-oh-em-el", "dot gee-ai-ef", "dot pee-en-gee" etc. It's pretty much just a good fallback if you don't know the standard pronunciation. – Stephen Waldron May 27 at 13:40
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It's prounounced:

tom-el

So "tom" (like the name) pronounced as usual, and then a letter "l", pronounced like "el" (as in "elephant").

So "tomel" it is.

You can see it here as well.

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