How do you pronounce "WLAN" in English?
Thread poster: Rebecca Holmes

Rebecca Holmes
United States
Local time: 14:50
German to English
Jan 28, 2004

A customer just asked me how you pronounce "WLAN" in English and I realized I wasn't sure.
Do you say "W - LAN"? (As in the letter W followed by LAN)
Do you say "wireless LAN"? (Must the word for which the W stands always be fully spoken out?)
Do you say "wa - LAN"?
Something else?

TIA!
Rebecca


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
English to German
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wi-lan Jan 28, 2004

UBC has a new wireless local area network that covers its huge 600-acre Vancouver campus, making it the largest and most advanced WLAN (pronounced 'wi-lan') set up by any university or college in the world.

www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030915.gtedtec/BNStory/Technology/


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sylvie malich
Germany
Local time: 20:50
German to English
WLAN Jan 28, 2004

Rebecca,
I've heard it said as "double U-Lan" and wireless Lan but never Wa-Lan.

sylvie


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Rebecca Holmes
United States
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Thanks! Jan 29, 2004

Thanks for the info!

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