Re: Pronounciation of Linux that important? - curiosity about origin
> From: Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Well, native English speakers pronounce Linus as Lie-nus (as in
> Peanuts).. but Linus Torvalds is pronounced Lee-nus, and he says Linux
> is Lee-nux. If he doesn't know, nobody does! So I'm with him.
Since those would suggest only "LIE-nucks" and "LEE-nucks", I still
wonder: Where did "LIH-nucks" come from?
Did the sound come through someone speaking a language that has neither
the long-e nor long-i sounds (of English) (so only a short i was
perceived and repeated)?
Was it just an odd perception of how the letters l-i-n-u-x would
Hey, wait: Might it have come from Minix, which I assume is pronounce
"MINN-..." (as in "minimal")? That's what Linus started with, right?
(Hmm. A little worrisome: http://www.junkbusters.com/cgi-bin/privacy