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I'm not a native speaker so please excuse me if you think the question is silly, but how should I pronounce eval()?

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The eval function :P – Nick T Jul 19 '11 at 2:12

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It comes from evaluate so it is pronounced the same as the first syllable of that word.

It's the same as "e" as in the letter, and "val" and in value.

Use this to hear what is sounds like if you are not familiar with this word.

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That link is pronouncing it 'evil'. – user1842 Jul 19 '11 at 0:00
@Lance: I think he wants you to type in "evaluate" – Ken Bloom Jul 19 '11 at 0:05
@Dan: that rule doesn't always work. How do you pronounce char? Lots of people pronounce it like the non-computer word char (like the first syllable of "charcoal") rather than like the first syllable of "character". – Ken Bloom Jul 19 '11 at 0:05
@Ken, ok, I get it. – user1842 Jul 19 '11 at 0:06
@Ken, Oh I completely agree. I wasn't at all suggesting a rule, just a comparison for this particular word. – DanLeaningphp Jul 19 '11 at 1:09

A long 'e', as in eek, followed by 'val' as in value; emphasis on the 'e'.


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