How is the acronym ANADEW pronounced among conlang enthusiasts. I have seen it only in print so far and I want to know whether the letters are spelled out or whether it is pronounced as if it were an English word.

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    Well, spelling out each letter makes 8 syllables, so I guess it's safe to assume it is pronounced as an English word.
    – Cecilia
    Commented Oct 12, 2018 at 11:45

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As a native speaker of American English from the middle of the North American continent, I have always pronounced it as /ˈænədu/, like Xanadu (the movie), but with out the leading /z/. Visit https://tophonetics.com for a close approximation (capitalization ignored, British and American options generate the same audio).

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    In some dialects, of both US and UK English dew rhymes with do but in others it is /dju/. We can assume ANADEW rhymes with dew so if you say /dju/ then say /ˈænədju/. Commented Oct 23, 2018 at 21:57
  • I concur with lee.
    – elemtilas
    Commented Oct 31, 2018 at 2:27

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