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Old 06-08-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
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pronunciation woes


hey

i have a few questions on pronunciation of some linux stuff

gentoo: is it like JEN-2 or just Gen-2?

debian: DAY-BY-AN or DAY-bee-N?

iptables: I-P-tables, or just ip-tubbles?

if you don't have any clue what i mean, say them out loud an i hope it makes sense.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 03:08 PM   #2
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i'm not sure about gentoo, but debian is like "de-bee-an" and iptables is like "I.P. tables"...

PS: i suspect gentoo is like "gen-too" with the "gen" as in "generation" but like i said, i'm not sure...
 
Old 06-08-2005, 03:15 PM   #3
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going off memory but i think on gentoo's site it says gentoo like gentle its in the faq I think
 
Old 06-08-2005, 03:20 PM   #4
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yes.. gentoo is pronouced like "Gentle" with 'oo' or "Jen-2"

Debian is "Dee-Bee-an"

and yes.. .it's "I-P-Tables"
 
Old 06-08-2005, 03:36 PM   #5
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what about kubuntu and ubuntu?
 
Old 06-08-2005, 03:50 PM   #6
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debian is NOT pronounced "dee-bee-an"... it's pronouced "deb-EE-uhn"...

as in Debra + Ian... (Ian the founder and Debra his wife)...
 
Old 06-08-2005, 03:54 PM   #7
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YEAH!! What win32sux said!!
 
Old 06-08-2005, 04:02 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. New
what about kubuntu and ubuntu?
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/d.../pronunciation

i guess kubuntu is pronounced the same as ubuntu but with a koo sound at the beginning (koo-boon-too)... although being kde-based and all i wouldn't be surprised if it's supposed to be pronounced K-ubuntu (kay-oo-boon-too), but i doubt it...


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Old 06-08-2005, 09:14 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by win32sux
debian is NOT pronounced "dee-bee-an"... it's pronouced "deb-EE-uhn"...

as in Debra + Ian... (Ian the founder and Debra his wife)...
That is correct I think Debian is the most mispronounced word in the OSS world today (with the possible exception of the constant arguments about how 'Linux' should be pronounced...)

Gentoo is pronounced with a soft 'G' as in gentle.

For both distros this information is on their websites. I know. That's how I found out in the first place
 
Old 06-08-2005, 10:03 PM   #10
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and yes.. .it's "I-P-Tables"
CRAP! of all the linux words, this was the one i was really hoping i was right while knowing it was wrong. i thought it was ipp-tah-bulls.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 04:58 PM   #11
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fstab is f-s-tab and not f-stab right?
 
Old 06-09-2005, 05:12 PM   #12
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yeah, "eff-ess-tab"... although "eff-stab" does have a nice, evil, ring to it...


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Old 06-09-2005, 05:49 PM   #13
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SQL (ess-que-ell)

or

sequel

I know MySQL is My-S-Q-L, but S-Q-L or sequel for the non My-type?
 
Old 06-09-2005, 06:56 PM   #14
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Samba:

pronounced \som ba\ or \sam ba\

I've always pronounced it \som ba\ but I've heard it the other way.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 07:02 PM   #15
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yeah, "sam-bah" as that's how samba (the brazilian dance) is pronounced - and i assume the name comes from that, as the program makes *nix and windows "dance" together...


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