'a' or 'an' before Ubuntu?
eyalev at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 23:32:03 UTC 2008
*How do you pronounce Ubuntu?*
> Ubuntu, an African word from Zulu and Xhosa, is pronounced "oo-BOON-too".
On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 2:14 AM, Mario Guerra <mguerra at cariari.ucr.ac.cr>
> El mié, 23-04-2008 a las 16:11 -0700, Nick E. escribió:
> > Hey guys,
> > I've realized that some documentation pages use 'a' before Ubuntu, and
> > others use 'an' (ex. a/an Ubuntu distribution). The answer to this
> > depends on the correct pronuciation of 'Ubuntu'. If it is
> > 'you-bun-too', then 'a' should be used, and if it is oo-bun-too, then
> > 'an' should be used. Unfortunately, I've never really found out the
> > true pronuciation. I've looked through the style guide, but was
> > unable to find the answer to this. Anyone have the correct answer?
> > Thanks,
> > Nick
> I guess that it is "oo-bun-tu", because it comes from a Xhosa/Zulu word.
> Mario Guerra
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