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Why do People Pronounce Asperger's With Hard G?

It's supposed to be pronounced with a soft "g," like "scourge," "spurge," and "purge."

by Anonymousreply 1303/16/2015

Perhaps for the same reason that the condition is falsely attributed to people that don't have by those who are not qualified to diagnose it?

by Anonymousreply 104/22/2013

It rhymes with Jean Nate.

by Anonymousreply 204/22/2013

it's not even considered a legit diagnosis anymore, is it? the new terminology just identifies people as being on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum.

by Anonymousreply 304/22/2013

Hans Asperger was Austrian. His name would have been pronounced with a hard g.

This is how it is usually pronounced in the US.

In the UK the soft g is more common.

I'm not sure where you came across the information that a soft g is the one true authoritative way to pronounce it.

by Anonymousreply 404/22/2013

I'm going to guess the OP doesn't see the irony of his post.

by Anonymousreply 504/22/2013

No one cares.

by Anonymousreply 604/22/2013

People pronounce it with a hard g so they can say "Ass burgers."

by Anonymousreply 704/22/2013

Wouldn't it be pronounced "Ahs-pair-gers" in German?

by Anonymousreply 804/22/2013

It's a fake condition. Pronounce it any way you like.

by Anonymousreply 904/22/2013

For the same reason some people prounounce "GIF" with a hard-G, like "Gift" without the "t"... they just don't know any better.

by Anonymousreply 1004/22/2013

The g in Aspergers is hard, as Hans Asperger who gave his name to this condition was Austrian. Austrians speak German, a g is German is hard, therefore it should always be hard when saying Aspergers. Any other pronunciation is wrong, no matter how many people say it.

by Anonymousreply 1103/15/2015

They say "Aspergers" but they are thinking "Asparagus." They believe you sufferers are all veggies who make our piss taste bad!

by Anonymousreply 1203/16/2015

I pronounce it with a hard ASS

by Anonymousreply 1303/16/2015
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