Pronounciation

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Does anyone know of any good sites that have pronounciations for tech terms and products? I'm in an argument with my friend and need something to prove this one way or another.

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  • Reply 2 of 18
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    You need a site for spelin. It's pronunciation.







    (yeah, I'm a jerk) heh
  • Reply 3 of 18
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    Why not just make a poll here?



    Or you could try Dictionary.com. They tend to be pretty good with keeping up to date on tech terminology.



    What is the term, incidentally?



    Funny enough, today in my Java class someone asked the teacher when we were supposed to provide an "earl" for an image. No one knew what he was talking about... he then said "you know, like http..." and we realized that he was pronouncing URL phonetically. Strange, I've never heard anyone do that before.
  • Reply 4 of 18
    cubedudecubedude Posts: 1,556member
    It's a few terms, actually.



    Linux(dumb, I know)



    I say: lin -ucks

    He says: line-uks



    Chimera



    I say: Kie-mera

    He says:Chi-mera



    TiBook



    I say: TieBook

    He says: TeeBook



    My friend is a moron.



    Of course, I got a C- in English, so....



    Edit: And I suck at spelling!
  • Reply 5 of 18
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    According to dictionary.com, the proper pronunciations are:



    Linux: lin (as in lint) uks (as in yucks): lin-uks



    Chimera (aka Chimaera): ky (as in by) mir (as in pier) uh (as in duh): ky-mir-uh



    Alternately: ki (as in kiss) + mir-uh: ki-mir-uh



    TiBook is a made up word and it's subjective. I say it "Tie-Book" though, like "Tie Fighter"
  • Reply 6 of 18
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    I've heard people refer to URL as "earl" before. Surprised you haven't.



    And TiBook would HAVE to be "TyeBook," as the Ti is short for "Tietayneum," and it's a spin-off of "EyeBook."



    As far as Linux goes, I've heard it half and half both ways. I don't think it really matters, although "Lyenux" sounds better in Red Hat Linux. At least I think so.



    The word that's always confused me is Radeon. Is it "Raid-on," "Raid-ey-on," or "Radd-ey-on?" I don't have one, so why should I care, right?
  • Reply 7 of 18
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    The computer word that confuses me the most is "Microsoft." Is it pronounced "suks" or "blows"?







    that was so stupid







  • Reply 8 of 18
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by tonton

    Linux was created by and named after Linus Torvalds. That's "lie-nus". There can be only one pronunciation of Linux. Unless he pronounces his name "lih-nus".



    I left part of the Dictionary.com entry out, here it is:



    Quote:

    The pronunciation /lee'nuhks/ is preferred because the name "Linus" has an /ee/ sound in Swedish (Linus's family is part of Finland's 6% ethnic-Swedish minority).



    So I suppose the proper pronunciation is lee-nuhks, like they say.
  • Reply 9 of 18
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by tonton

    Linux was created by and named after Linus Torvalds. That's "lie-nus". There can be only one pronunciation of Linux. Unless he pronounces his name "lih-nus".





    I agree. If it were mine it would be Scoux
  • Reply 10 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Luca Rescigno

    I say it "Tie-Book" though, like "Tie Fighter"



    yes, you called?
  • Reply 11 of 18
    This is how Linus pronounces his own name and 'Linux':



    http://www.paul.sladen.org/pronuncia...says-linux.wav
  • Reply 12 of 18
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Luca Rescigno

    So I suppose the proper pronunciation is lee-nuhks, like they say.



    Quote:

    Originally posted by stupider...likeafox

    This is how Linus pronounces his own name and 'Linux':

    http://www.paul.sladen.org/pronuncia...says-linux.wav




    stupider's audio find confirms in the Linux god's own voice that Luca supposed correctly.



    This thread smacks of Jag-wire?



    Escher
  • Reply 13 of 18
    defjefdefjef Posts: 62member
    I've wondered about the pronunciation of "GIF". Is it pronounced like "give" (except with an "f" sound rather than "v"), or is it pronounced like JIFF (like the peanut butter)? I say it like "give" and will never change how I pronounce it but I've wondered about that. I guess everyone should just switch to using PNGs instead of gifs to ease some confusion. Better format anyways.
  • Reply 14 of 18
    I pronounce GIF with a hard G (like give). Check out this link for an amusing comment on this (sort of) (it's defintely amusing, just sort of on this topic)
  • Reply 15 of 18
    defjefdefjef Posts: 62member
    haha. yeah I've seen that. That's definitely one of the absolute best websites on the internet.
  • Reply 16 of 18
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by stupider...likeafox

    This is how Linus pronounces his own name and 'Linux':



    http://www.paul.sladen.org/pronuncia...says-linux.wav




    He doesn't know what he's talking about
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