Pronouncing "ubuntu"

Alan McKinnon alan at
Thu Mar 2 16:16:19 UTC 2006

On Thursday, 2 March 2006 12:10, Duncan Anderson wrote:
> ubuntu [uˈɓu:ntu] (-ntu) n. humanity
> This definition is somewhat curt. The meaning is more like "human
> spirit" or "the quality of being human/humane". It's a difficult
> word to translate.

Some say it's easy, like describing Coca-Cola to someone whose never 
heard of fizzy drinks is easy...

> How's that for pedantic? ;-)

10 out of 10, as always!

I was going to ask next if the G in Gnome is silent or pronounced, but 
considering how quick this thread grew I think I'll rather keep 
quiet :-)

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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