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Pronounce Linux

Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:42 am

How do you pronounce Linux?

Is the 'i' pronounced as it is in 'limit' or 'lime'?
Apple say... Monkey do !!

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Re: Pronounce Linux

Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:48 am

You say toe may toe. I say toe mah toe...
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Re: Pronounce Linux

Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:50 am

From the mouth of Linus....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IfHm6R5le0
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Re: Pronounce Linux

Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:00 am

According to Linus (in the clip I'm familiar with), it is pronounced Lee-Noosh.
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Re: Pronounce Linux

Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:58 pm

It's pronounced LIN'UX not LINE'UX there is no LINE in LINUX.

Do not pronounce it like a a recruitment agency ;) (LINE UX).

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Re: Pronounce Linux

Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:43 am

Eben and I both pronounce it like "limit". This is almost certainly *wrong*, and if we were to meet Linus we would be sure to pronounce his name correctly.
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Re: Pronounce Linux

Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:47 am

I'm going to call it 'Lee-Noosh' from now on.

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Re: Pronounce Linux

Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:36 am

You can say it however you want-- one of the beauties of Linux.
There's only one way to say Windows however, and only two ways to say Mac OS X.

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Re: Pronounce Linux

Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:21 am

I'm American so no matter how I pronounce it I am probably wrong , but not to fear, none of the people I work with even remotely understands computer So I am safe.
I do pronounce like limit not lime.(or maybe that should be lemon not lime LOL)
If you are more worried about ,spelling, punctuation or grammar you have probably already missed the point so please just move on.

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Re: Pronounce Linux

Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:26 pm

As an American how do you pronounce "I placed the aubergine in the aluminium collander" ?

Spell phonetically please.

(us brits say: "Aye playsed the eaubergeen in the alumineeum collander" )

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Re: Pronounce Linux

Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:25 pm

pygmy_giant wrote:(us brits say: "Aye playsed the eaubergeen in the alumineeum collander" )
Or: "Or ploice duh Owbergin in duh alley tin'"

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Re: Pronounce Linux

Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:11 pm

I put the eggplant in the aluminum container.

I'm from Texas so egg is pronounced with a long a sound at the beginning. You still keep the e sound too....yeah we don't talk correct at all.

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Re: Pronounce Linux

Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:35 am

You should learn to speak proper like what us does.
Apple say... Monkey do !!

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Re: Pronounce Linux

Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:16 am

davef21370 wrote:You should learn to speak proper like what us does.
Speaking of people who tawk funny, check out:

http://www.gumbopages.com/yatspeak.html

Really funny article. As far as I can tell, though, the culture described basically no longer exists (since Katrina).
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