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Problem saying an email address in Spanish. Como se dice 'underscore'?

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I want to be able to give an email address over the phone but I don't know the Spanish word for the 'underscore' character that is often used in email addresses e.g. al_glen@hotmail.com. Can anyone help please'

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updated SEP 30, 2009
posted by al18

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The name is supposed to be "guion bajo", but it is normally called "barra baja".

updated SEP 30, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
muy bien, muchas gracias! - al18, SEP 30, 2009
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"Guion" used to have an accent because it is normally pronounced as two syllables, but since the 1998 new rules, the vowel configuration is regarded as a diphthong, and monosyllabic words don't take accent (except for the few diacritic known ones, such as "tu/tú"). The RAE accepts both "guion" and "guión" as correct nowadays, but they encourage the newest more regular rules for accents.

updated JUL 11, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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The name is supposed to be "guión bajo", but it is normally called "barra baja".

guión bajo

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php't=2107

Is the accent there because the u only serves to harden the g, so we want to prevent an io diphthong'

updated JUL 11, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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