Поскольку SQL - аббревиатура от английских слов, то должна произноситься как буквы алфавита (ЭСКЬЮЭЛЬ). Мы же не говорим ЮСА (USA), а произносим ЮЭСЭИЙ. А вот TeX произносится своеобразно, т.к. у него есть создатель (Кнут) который и сказал как правильно произносить (кажется с латиницы).
Вот уж сборище умниц и умников, но по большей части все же фантазеров! :huh:
Спросили бы у носителей языка или хотя бы у Google: "define: sql"
Так вот там и нашли бы например такое определение:
Цитата:Structured Query Language (SQL), pronounced "sequel", is a language that provides an interface to relational database systems. It was developed by IBM in the 1970s for use in System R. SQL is a de facto standard, as well as an ISO and ANSI standard.
не у гугла надо спрашивать! а у вики!
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During the 1970s, a group at IBM's San Jose research center developed a database system "System R" based upon Codd's model. Structured English Query Language ("SEQUEL") was designed to manipulate and retrieve data stored in System R. The acronym SEQUEL was later condensed to SQL due to a trademark dispute (the word 'SEQUEL' was held as a trade mark by the Hawker-Siddeley aircraft company of the UK). It should be noted that although SQL was influenced by Dr. Codd's work, it was not designed by Dr. Codd himself; the SEQUEL language design was due to Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce at IBM., and their concepts were published to increase interest in SQL.
SQL was adopted as a standard by the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) in 1986 and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) in 1987. ANSI has declared that the official pronunciation for SQL is /ɛs_kju_ɛl/, although many English-speaking database professionals still pronounce it as sequel. Another widespread misconception is that "SQL" is an initialism that stands for "Structured Query Language" — this is not the case.