Pronunciation of "malware"

Lisa Galvin lisagal23 at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 5 01:10:03 UTC 2013

I don't  know if there is a standard, but I work in the tech industry (Seattle, USA), and have always heard it (and produced it) with the "pal" pronunciation.

Lisa Galvin

On Jun 4, 2013, at 5:40 PM, "Charles C Doyle" <cdoyle at UGA.EDU> wrote:

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> This afternoon a local TV newscaster (Atlanta) pronounced "malware" with the first syllable like "mall."  I would pronounce the first syllable to rhyme with "pal"--though I don't believe I have ever actually spoken the word; perhaps I hadn't even heard it spoken.  I there a "standard" pronunciation?
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