Does גפ״ת (which stands for גמרא, פרש״י, תוספות) have a conventional pronunciation, as do שליט״א ("shlita"), תנ״ך ("tanakh"), etc.?


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In my over 20 year experience in the Yeshiva World (in the Mir and in BMG), גפ"ת in almost never pronounced or used verbally. It's essentially a written expression, not a verbal one. In speech people tend to just say "Gemara Rashi Tosfos", so it's neither an acronym nor an an initialism (see https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/87381/does-pronouncing-an-initialism-make-it-an-acronym ).

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