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Re: [ot] Linux gender in French



On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 01:20:21AM -0500, Bijan Soleymani wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 03:26:35AM +0000, Pigeon wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 08:13:02PM -0500, David P James wrote:
> > > On November 01, 2003 09:12, Rus Foster wrote:
> > > > Hi All,
> > > > Just trying to work out in French is Linux masculine or feminine?
> > > >
> > > 
> > > I'd say it's masculine for a couple of reasons.
> > > 
> > > First, it just sounds better as "le Linux" compared to "la Linux". 
> > 
> > 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.
> 
> In both cases it's a bit different, but that's as close as I can think
> of.

...so basically like in English, but with standard French vowel
sounds. OK, thanks!

> I think it's pretty close to how Torvalds pronounces it. Well close
> enough considering it's a whole 'nother language.

There's an audio file out there somewhere of Linus saying "Linux"...
must get it sometime!

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