Words frequently mispronounced in our HCI student talks

A pronunciation that avoids some of the more well-known pitfalls will support the impression of a professional, well-rehearsed talk. If you're not a native speaker, the audience will likely still hear that, and that's perfectly fine. The list below is especially geared towards German natives giving talks in English, and towards HCI as a research field, although many related disciplines may find it useful too. Above all, I've heard each of these in a talk in our group, in seminars, thesis presentations, or conference talks.

Oldies But Goodies

variable
determine
analysis
hierarchy
ubiquitous
footprint

UIST 2011 Edition

decade
surface
interpolate
BTW Chris Harrison just said "Multi-touch" with a "u" as in "pull".

2011 Additions (from our own seminars and talks)

inquiry
gesture
bimanual

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