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Old 07-28-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
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pronunciation of Daemon?


Hola,
I have noticed my linux instructor (among others) pronouncing daemon like 'damon' instead of like 'demon'. According to webster's daemon should sound the same as demon. Daemon is the old english spelling, as colour is the english spelling of color.
What do you think?
should I go around using the proper and risk sounding snobbinsh(or ubernewbie), or just fall in line and say it like everyone else?
-Jmral23
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:54 PM   #2
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I usually say demon. There is a good bit of info on FOLDOC:
http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/fo...&action=Search
 
Old 07-28-2003, 04:09 PM   #3
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http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons...9&mode=classic
 
Old 07-28-2003, 04:48 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by david_ross
I usually say demon. There is a good bit of info on FOLDOC:
http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/fo...&action=Search
As opposed to the suggested pronunciation
on that site classic greek didn't mute the last
o (it should say /deye'mon/, really ;}) ...

Cheers,
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Old 07-28-2003, 05:28 PM   #5
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Lets face it, although "daemon" is an acronym, it's more to do with english "so called" correct spelling being more directly linked to the original Latin. Whereas "American" english is a much more contemporary language, hence the more phonetic spellings.

Both US and English spellings are correct. Relative to the nationality of the author.

regards

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Old 07-29-2003, 02:08 AM   #6
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I read/say it as:
daymun

Cool
 
Old 07-29-2003, 10:19 AM   #7
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Personally I would have said "dee mon" as in encyclopaedia

regards

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Old 07-29-2003, 11:09 AM   #8
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Crap. I've been pronouncing it "aardvark".
 
Old 07-29-2003, 03:15 PM   #9
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aardvark ?

Isn't that the bloke who seems to own all the A1 1ST drain companies in the yellow pages ???

regards

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Old 07-29-2003, 03:18 PM   #10
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Isn't aardvark the afrikaans name of some
ugly african animal, little, with a trunk and
long ears?

Cheers,
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And can lick it's own arse from a distance of 40 feet round 3 tree's and through 10 ant hills?

Yeah, probably.

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