[xubuntu-users] how do you pronounce xubuntu?

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Sun May 3 19:06:34 UTC 2009


On Sun, 3 May 2009 19:48:52 +0100
Danny Taylor <d4nnyt at gmail.com> wrote:

> I can't see where on that web page it shows the correct pronunciation
> of xubuntu?
> 
> Danny.
> 
> 2009/5/3 Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com>
> 
> > On Sun, 3 May 2009 22:33:23 +1000
> > Andrew Barnett <andrewjbarnett at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > I've been pronouncing it as ZooBuntu.
> > >
> > > At least I don't pronounce it like Paul Thurrott from Windows
> > > Weekly with Leo Laporte, he pronounced it X-buntu
> > >
> > > My 2c for the day.
> > >
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Andrew
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > Message: 2
> > > > Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 22:49:08 +0800
> > > > From: Frank Tao <solotim.cn at gmail.com>
> > > > Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] how do you pronounce xubuntu?
> > > > To: xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> > > > Message-ID: <20090502224908.2f991991 at frank-laptop>
> > > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
> > > >
> > > > I prefer ZooBuntu.
> > > > On Sun, 15 Feb 2009 14:51:37 +0100
> > > > Marko Oreskovic <markoresko at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> > > >> > Matthew Young wrote:
> > > >> >> how do you pronounce xubuntu?
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >
> > > >> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=387144
> > > >> >
> > > >> > The *ksu-buntu* version suits my mouth best. I totally think
> > > >> > that ..
> > > >> >
> > > >> > I'd like people to use the *ksu-buntu* or *zoo-buntu* forms.
> > > >>
> > > >> Hah, I always used ksu-buntu, at least on local-level :)
> > > >>
> > > >> If it is English default zoo-buntu,
> > > >> that`s ok with me :)
> > > >>
> >
> > Okay, once again, this seems to be a popular subject. The
> > pronunciation of Xubuntu is exactly the same as Ubuntu with a "z"
> > in front of it. The correct pronunciation of Xubuntu is
> > "zoo-BOON-too" with the leading "x" pronounced as a "z". This
> > follows the same rules as "xylophone", a musical instrument which
> > is never pronounced "ksylofone", but rather, always "zylofone".
> >
> > For more information about this, please see the official
> > documentation at
> > https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/about-ubuntu/C/about-ubuntu-name.html .
> >
> > Thank you for your interest in getting this pronunciation correct.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Charlie Kravetz
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Well, can you see the correct pronunciation of Ubuntu? You quote many
ways to pronounce it here. The correct pronunciation is Ubuntu with a
"Z" sound in front.


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Charlie Kravetz 
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