Pronouncing "ubuntu"

Alan McKinnon alan at
Thu Mar 2 07:01:14 UTC 2006

On Thursday, 2 March 2006 02:46, Kevin MacNeil wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 01:36:31AM +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> > How many people in the world-wide Ubuntu community can pronounce
> > the name correctly? (Tip: there's no "Y" sound in it)
> I've always thought it was ooo-BOON-too.

11 replies, all correct. I guess that means if I had accepted the bet 
on how many non-South Africans would get it right, I would have 
lost :-)

oo-BOON-too is as close as most Western tongues get. A Xhosa speaker 
might disagree, but that's a whole other thread for another time...

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
+27 82, double three seven, one nine three five

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