Re: [ot] Linux gender in French
On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 07:26:52PM +0100, Christophe Courtois wrote:
> Le Dimanche 2 Novembre 2003 07:20, Bijan Soleymani a déclamé :
> > > Hmmm... what exactly does the word "Linux" sound like in French?
> > The Li is kind of like Lee,
> > the nux is kind of like nooks.
> It seems that people speaking only English can't pronounce the 'u' the
> way we use it - does not seem to exist in English. This is the same as
> the 'ü' in German if it can help someone (we're the only language to
> pronounce 'u' that way...)
I've always found it odd that Americans pronounce the second syllable of
Linux and Unix identically, as if it were spelled Linix.
I used to try to pronounce it Lee-nooks b/c I heard the .au file way
back in 1993, and I enjoyed knocking smart people down a peg by
correcting them, but when I heard it pronounced as Linix on Revolution
OS on Bravo one night, I gave up.