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Re: [PATCH] Add --foreign-architecture and --print-foreign-architectures options

On Sat, 2009-08-29 at 13:29:47 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 03:48:36AM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > Better foreign_arches, well sounds that way to me, but then I'm not a
> > native speaker. :)
> I see that this has been used consistently throughout the code to date
> (albeit not the C code), but this is definitely wrong to me as a native
> speaker. :/

Yeah, we should fix this in the perl parts before making the API

> The pluralization rules in English are that you add "es" instead of "s"
> to words that end in the *sound* /ch/ (IPA: ʧ), but the word "arch" is
> an abbreviation of "architecture", so is pronounced "ark" (IPA:
> ɑrk), and the pluralization rule is to just add "s".
> Cf. "patriarch, patriarchs".

Ah, right, I guess all this time I've just been internally pronouncing
‘arch’ wrongly, even if I pronounce ‘architecture’ correctly. :/

> So this is one style change that I'm not going to make. :)

Yeah, sure thing. :)


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