'a' or 'an' before Ubuntu?
eddiemartinez at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 02:51:48 UTC 2008
It seems this issue seems to be put to bed, but I love the word. oo- BOON -
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 6:32 PM, Eyal Levin <eyalev at gmail.com> wrote:
> From http://www.ubuntu.com/aboutus/faq:
> *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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