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colinstu 02-14-2007 11:37 PM

Wow, wow, how do you say Gentoo?
 
I always said Jen-too, watching a video they said Gen-too... it makes since, but really?

callmetimmay 02-15-2007 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colinstu
I always said Jen-too, watching a video they said Gen-too... it makes since, but really?


I have always called it JEN-too

Penguin of Wonder 02-15-2007 09:44 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo_Linux
The very first line.

IBall 02-15-2007 06:58 PM

I would say JEN-too, since that would be consistent with other words such as generation, general ...

--Ian

bigjohn 02-17-2007 05:24 PM

Exactly the same as the penguins of that name.

The only reason why pronunciation might differ would be if english wasn't your native language i.e. a dutch speaker might use a "gutteral" letter G (and no you have to hear it - it would be impossible to describe apart from sounding like you are "hawking your throat").

Or if your native tounge had a different sound for the double O at the end.

Hence I understand "jen 2" is correct (and yes I have been to the "south atlantic" and seen the penguins, along with macaroni's, kings, emperors, jackass and a couple of others).


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