[ubuntu-uk] What's in a name?
dino at dinot.co.uk
Sun Jun 12 18:27:31 UTC 2011
Glad to see I've been pronouncing Linux and Ubuntu the right way all along
*Dino Tassigiannis BA (Hons)*
On 12 June 2011 14:53, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11 June 2011 22:43, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> > I gave a recycled Ubuntu PC to someone yesterday, who arrived with a
> > (English born) friend. The friend was interested and had simply not been
> > aware of anything like Ubuntu, only Windows. They had enough African
> > knowledge to know what the ubuntu philosophy meant. They even knew that
> > anglicised pronunciation was wrong (You buntu) and were a bit
> AIUI, it's really "úbúntú". The languages isiZulu and isiXhosa are
> tonal: each syllable should be pronounced with a rising tone with the
> emphasis on the middle one. By a rising tone, imagine saying it in a
> questioning manner, or the way a young Australian might say it.
> Very roughly, in something like English orthography:
> Linux, of course, is lee-nucks or lynn-ucks, *not* line-ucks.
> And if you think that's hard, the "xh" in the name part - Xhosa - of
> isiXhosa is pronounced with a lateral tongue click - think of the
> noise used to encourage a horse.
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