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Old 11-05-2003, 04:01 AM   #1
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a question on pronunciation


ok

a question...

(this is slightly meaningless)


how is the word Linux pronounced?

in the US, (based on listening to the Linux Show) the pronunciation
is

Linux>>>lynne ux
(don't know if this is an americanism like simultaneous being pronounced
s eye multaneous)

yet the word appears to "want to be pronounced as"

L eye nux = Linux


It would be interesting to hear, especially from any scandinavian users, what is the correct pronunciation.

S'just a word, and whatever is comfortable for you and yaddah yaddah yaddah
not trying to start a war here, just curious.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:16 AM   #2
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ok i pronounce it as leenux or lynux but its my own way and i think every person has his own way to pronounce it so do what you want its a free system so who are we to say it has to be pronounced exactly one way!?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:22 AM   #3
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According to Linus Torvalds himself, this is the correct pronunciation: lynne ux

Pronounced in fact exactly like his first name, except ending in an x rather than an s.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:28 AM   #4
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Cool

The following web site has the audio files.

http://www.csn.ul.ie/~caolan/docs/linux.html

have fun ;-)
 
Old 11-05-2003, 05:14 AM   #5
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I think I can safely say that the pronunciation Linnucks (short i as in pit, short u as in bucket) is wrong in English, as it is not the original Swedish pronunciation, not a sensible direct anglicisation of it, and not based on the anglicised version of Linus' name.


as i suspected...


lienux
and not
lynne ux

not that it matters
 
Old 11-05-2003, 05:21 AM   #6
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Well yes, it's natural for us English guys to say Linux with a long I as in Bind. But the correct pronunciation is that used by the creator. You wouldn't call Linus "Lyenus" because it's his name.

I will admit though, that originally I thought the correct pronunciation was "Lyenux" and have found it very difficult to switch the way I say it.
 
  


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