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View Poll Results: How do you pronounce the word daemon in a Linux context?
Dymon 12 20.69%
Demon 46 79.31%
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Old 12-16-2019, 07:30 PM   #31
Rich Strebendt
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I also am a "daymon" guy. I think of the "deemons" as the bad guys and the "daymons" as good guys, hovering in the background until they are needed.
 
Old 12-21-2019, 12:57 PM   #32
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Talking dee-men, Linnoox

In English, I pronounce it dee-men and Linnoox.
In German, I say Dämon (that's the A as in (cr)apple the O as in long) and Linux (that's the IE as the EA in real and the U as the OO in good).

I know Linus from Peanuts is pronounced different, but I just pronounce Linus Thorvald's first name as I recon it would be done in Finnish (or Latin since the name's from that language originally).

PS: I know no BSD user at all and almost as many Linux users as (cr)apple desktop ones (who think if you don't pay tons you will get nothing good - and get broke that way).

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Old 12-22-2019, 07:29 AM   #33
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I also am a "daymon" guy. I think of the "deemons" as the bad guys and the "daymons" as good guys, hovering in the background until they are needed.
That's my position also. As a Christian, I don't like the idea of getting services from demons, even as a joke. But as someone who did Greek at school, I know that daimons were good spirits, not evil ones. Socrates claimed to have a daimon that occasionally advised him.
 
Old 01-06-2020, 11:33 AM   #34
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Wink Daemon Pronuciation

I have been using daemon pronounced as "Day"-"Mon" long A.
 
Old 01-06-2020, 02:12 PM   #35
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day-min for sure
 
Old 01-06-2020, 04:00 PM   #36
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Dämon and day-mon, usually.
 
Old 01-06-2020, 05:23 PM   #37
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I've always pronounced it as daymon.
 
Old 01-06-2020, 06:37 PM   #38
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Me, I pronounce it day-mon.

same here
 
Old 01-19-2020, 06:13 PM   #39
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In the Greek, it's Ay EE
thus, in a smooth and brief syllable, day-ee-mon -- which is real close to daymon. Dymon is right out, but the unabridged tells me that deemon is okay too. go figure. YMMV
 
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In the Greek, it's Ay EE
No, that's the Latin transcription. The original Greek was daimon. And in both Greek and Latin, the 'a' was pronounced ah, not ay.
 
Old 01-20-2020, 06:30 AM   #41
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Modern usage has a tendency to drift from classical usage in response to changing needs, of which this is a good example.
I am in the 'daymon' camp for the pronunciation of daemon, as it differentiates a background process that does only a small set of tasks in a predictable fashion (in the manner of a good spirit) from a demonic piece of software capable of unpredictable/destructive behaviour (in the manner of a bad spirit).
 
Old 01-21-2020, 09:21 PM   #42
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/di:mən/ because I've been subconsciously trained to pronounce <ae> as /i:/ by evolutionary biologists. Also, that was the original pronunciation (and demon was the spelling of the namesake for daemons).
 
Old 03-18-2020, 08:06 PM   #43
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I'm another day-mon sayer.


I say Li-nooks (vaguely European accent) to fit in with almost everybody else, but still maintain that the correct pronounciation in English is Lie-nux because (1) it rhymes Linus (in English) and (2) it has a long vowel followed by a short vowel...

When I met Linus at a conference some years back, he said he pronounced it "Leh nucks" And he pronounces his name as, "Lie nuss." FWIW.
 
Old 03-19-2020, 12:12 AM   #44
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I usually say deemen, but the ancient Greek δαίμων (with a long o) is appealing.
 
Old 04-15-2020, 09:53 PM   #45
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Always went with...

day mon
 
  


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