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  • #51431

    Jo
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    What is the accepted pronunciation of IDOV and DMADOV?
    Thanks,  Jo

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    #178234

    JDI
    Participant

    They are both pronounced “DOO-fuss”(Motto: Always concentrate on the important things)

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    #178262

    Nora
    Participant

    Anyone over the age of twelve have an answer to this legitimate question?

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    #178265

    Anonymous
    Guest

    I have no idea, but I would defer to precedent and pronounce them as:eye-De-ovDe-mad-ovWhere ov has the same pronunciations as ov in “Get off-ov-me” (American usage)

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    #178266

    Szentannai
    Member

    Is it then clear how DMAIC is pronounced?
    Regards
    Sandor 

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    #178271

    Mr. Shean
    Participant

    DMAIC is dah-MAY-ik   (dah as in “say Ahh)  Though I’ve heard the slight variation of duh-MAY-ik.
    Just as a comment, I found the second poster’s reply really ignorant, but I suspect that’s common with forum trolls.  It’s important to know accepted pronunciations, at least for those of us that com-YOU-nih-kate. :-)

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    #178275

    Szentannai
    Member

    Funny,
    I always heard it pronounced as dee-may-ik. Maybe it is a GE dialect? Or a European ? 

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    #178282

    Anonymous
    Guest

    I’ve heard it pronounced dee-may-aiyee-k where aiyee is the Shoshone love call.

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    #178283

    GB
    Participant

    too legit to quit…
    Whoever said, “There is no such thing as a dumb question” was wrong…and dumb.

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    #178356

    Jo
    Participant

    So back the original question. What is the accepted pronunciation of IDOV and DMADOV? 
    Thanks,
    Jo

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    #178357

    Jered Horn
    Participant

    Jo,
    I really hope you get an acceptable answer to your question.
    But…with all due respect, some of us find this question difficult to take seriously.  You are asking for the correct pronunciation of an acronym???  To pronounce it IDOV correctly, it would be:
    Identify, Design, Optimize, Validate
    To pronounce DMADOV correctly, it would be:
    Design, Measure, Analyze, Design, Optimize, Validate.
    Yes, communication is an important part of our profession(s) and culture(s).  In mine (and the one most of us use on this forum) it is accomplished with the English language.  Pronunciation assistance of almost every word in the English language can be found in a dictionary.  If the word you want to pronounce is not in a dictionary, you can be pretty sure it is not a word.
    In my opinion, using acronyms (and especially pronouncing them like they are words) is a sure way to confuse your audience.

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    #178368

    Nolan
    Participant

    Let’s finish this –
    eye-dove
    dee-may-dove
    There, it’s over. Moderator, close this string.

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    #178371

    Mikel
    Member

    What is the correct spelling of a word that describes a person who worries about how to say IDOV?

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    #178379

    JDI
    Participant

    It is spelled “DFSS” – see pronunciation guide belowhttps://www.isixsigma.com/forum/showmessage.asp?
    messageID=149685(motto: vide infra)

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    #178380

    Mikel
    Member

    Correct A+

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    #178381

    JDI
    Participant

    Didn’t some wise guy once say, “I learned very early the difference
    between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”?
    This sounds like a mantra for the forum.(Motto: Any good idea has been thought of before)

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    #178382

    RC
    Participant

    Dee Em Ay Eye SeeThat’s how it’s pronounced and if you hear different, you’re hearing wrong.

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    #178383

    RC
    Participant

    I have a rule: no use of acronyms (or pronunciation of acronyms) without first identifying them. After you define to the group what they stand for, you can pronounce them however you want. As long as those to who you are communicating understand and accept the reference.
    Take a philosophy of language course.

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    #178385

    Taylor
    Participant

    RC- Your rule is business grammar & writing 101

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    #178388

    Nolan
    Participant

    That’s true – because to do any differently you’ll be es-oh-elle. So quit fooling around and get the acronyms defined pee-dee-que you esso-bee.
    Boy, tee-gee-eye-eff!

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    #178403

    Jo
    Participant

    I am writing audio text for an existing Six Sigma course that will be voiced for persons who are vision impaired.  Many of these acronyms are pronounced as words, such as DMAIC or TRIZ (which were easy to find). I need to get the standard pronunciations right on the less well-known methodologies I mentioned. 
    Thanks,  Jo

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    #178404

    McNabb
    Participant

    Pronunciations need emphasis. For example is it EYE-dove or eye-DOV?

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    #178414

    Anonymous
    Guest

    Americans tend to emphasize the first syllable, while English the second .. so it depends who on the target audience. Hmm .. now is that AU-dience or au-DIENCE?

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    #178417

    Nolan
    Participant

    Ah, yes….as in “WHO cares” or “who CARES”!

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    #178421

    Anonymous
    Guest

    Ironically; I agree with you :-)

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