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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

! - Bang
# - Pound (or hash)
@ - at
^ - caret
~ - tilde
' - tick
` - backtick
( - paren
) - close paren
{ - bracket
} - close bracket
/ - slash (or whack)
\ - backslash (or backwhack, sometimes 'escape')
| - pipe
- - tack (as in the thumb kind, 'tar -c' is "tar tack c")
$ - dollar
& - and
* - splat
#! - shbang
< - less than
> - greater than (shouldn't there be better names for these?)

Qt - Que-tee (I keep trying cute, but it just doesn't stick)
Linux - Lynnux
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here goes a question. What about BIOS? B-I-O-S or as written? :?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hook wrote:
funny, i never thought someone would try to sound Linux as Unix :) ....i never heard it ....everybody in slovenia (or any other person i met) was pronouncing it like the founder's name :)

oh, one thing: vi ... i heard a lot of names for it:
- V-I
- vee (<- in slovenia)
- (and even!!) six (as a roman 6 = VI) :)

and another one: i've allways (except when i use the slovene name for it) called # hash :)


Funny because I haven't heard anyone pronounce it like the founder. I always say it with a short i. (USA :))

(sorry if I bumped this topic too much)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

! - ex or ex mark
@ - at
# - pound
$ - i don't even have a word in my head for this. speaking i'll say dollar sign.
& - and or amp
* - star
- - dash (ls dash la)
>> - into (ls dash la into somefile)
() - brackets
[] - brackets
{} - braces / curly brackets
" - quote

/etc - ekk-ts (yeah it's inside out i know ;d)
/lib - lib (not "libe")
cache - ka-shay (i'm trying to unlearn this)
bios - bye-oss (i've heard "bioze" from some ppl which just sounds wrong)
misc - misk
fsck - fisk
vi - vye
nano - nah-no (heard nay-no)
.gif - guh-iff (i know it's wrong, but jiff is a peanut butter)
.bmp - dotbump
.png - dotping
.avi - eh vee eye (not avy)
.mpg - em peg (not em pee gee)
tcl - tee cee ell
gaim - game

now here's one i wonder about:
PCMCIA - i say pee-cee-meese-a, confident i sound like a retard
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KDE - K-D-E
GNOME- Ga-Nomm
Linux - Linnucs
XFCE- XFace
QT- Cutey
w00t - Woot
! - Bang
# - hash
* - asterik
~ - HOW DO YOU PRONOUCE THIS??? Tildey is it?
GNU - Jee-enn-you
Gentoo - Gen-tu (I know your supposed to say Jentu, but Gentoo sounds
better! :))
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I say "slash e t c" even though any english speaker recognizes it as "et cetera" - it's just faster for me to say "slash e t c".

I thought it was ok to say "my sequel", which came as a relief to me because that's the way I say it.

one oddity: I am a very old C programmer and for some reason, I learned to pronounce char as "car" (perhaps the person who taught me C knew Lisp) and not "char", which still sounds strange to me.

a friend of mine pronounes the g in "gigabit" as a soft g (like Giovanni in Italian). I always say "gigabit" with a hard g like "get me out of here". he even says "Jig" for "gig" which sounds really strange to me.

I always say "gun new" for gnu but "nome" for gnome.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he probably watched back to the future.

1.21 jigawatts!

;)

but saying jig instead of gig deserves a shovelbeating (christopher lloyd excluded).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just my two eurocents:

Finnish is my mother tongue so i pronounce acronyms the finnish way:
SSH: äs äs hoo (or 'as as haw' anglicized)
KDE: koo dee ee (caw dee ee with 'ee' as in fret except longer)

linux: liinuks, just as linus intended it, except with a shorter i.
VI: vi as in vixen

gnome: g-nome
gnu: g-noo
gnumeric: g-numeric
and so on..

irc: uhrk if speaking english, irk with an i as in tin otherwise

/etc: ee tee see if english, same if finnish, except ee is as in 'fret'
/usr: probably user if english, haven't actually tried, usr in finnish with an u like 'food' except shorter

gentoo: ghen-too (when in finnish, oo as in 'flop' but longer)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/etc - et cetera
{ - open curly brace
} - close curly brace
^ - circumflex
GNU - new
Gnome - nome as in garden gnome
vi - sounds like eye

I only discovered recently that python/perl/etc scripts start with a sharp bang :lol:

It's always weird when that once in a blue moon happens and I end up talking to someone that actually knows what Linux/Unix is - we never pronounce half of this stuff the same way.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: Internut Exploder Reply with quote

Linux = lih-nucks, like Linus pronounces it. (linuks)
/etc = ee-tee-see (in
/usr = user (yeah i know its Unix System Resources)
/src = source
/lib = "lib"
/bin = "bin"
/sbin = ess bin
! = "uitroepteken" (which is dutch for exclamation mark)
# = "hekje" (which is dutch for "small fence" .. everybody calls it that way)
* = "sterretje" (which is dutch for "small star")
$ = dollar
^ = "dakje" (dutch for "little roof")
~ = tilde
& = ampersand
SQL = "ess que ell"
MySQL = "my ess que ell"
PostgreSQL = I don't use it ;)
GNU = "gknu" (can't really get thsi)
Gnome = I don't use it ;)
KDE = "Ka Dee Ee"
SSH = "ess ess hash"
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tbg wrote:
one oddity: I am a very old C programmer and for some reason, I learned to pronounce char as "car" (perhaps the person who taught me C knew Lisp) and not "char", which still sounds strange to me.


I'm a very young C Programmer, only 44 years old, and I pronounce "char" like "car" because it's the One Right Way... ;)

And, I'm teaching my college Freshman daughter to do the same! :evil_laugh:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pronounce things in Cantonese of course, even English. :oops:

I wasn't able to speak clearly before my mom cut the thing under my tongue( I can't stick out my tongue out long now). Damnit, I think I've to go to have it cut again. My English sucks because of this.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skyfolly wrote:
pronounce things in Cantonese of course, even English. :oops:

I wasn't able to speak clearly before my mom cut the thing under my tongue( I can't stick out my tongue out long now). Damnit, I think I've to go to have it cut again. My English sucks because of this.


That sounds very nasty, to put it nicely... Is that normal in Hong Kong/China?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveArb wrote:
tbg wrote:
one oddity: I am a very old C programmer and for some reason, I learned to pronounce char as "car" (perhaps the person who taught me C knew Lisp) and not "char", which still sounds strange to me.


I'm a very young C Programmer, only 44 years old, and I pronounce "char" like "car" because it's the One Right Way... ;)

And, I'm teaching my college Freshman daughter to do the same! :evil_laugh:

Dave


but do you think that most kids say "char" like "charcoal"? it doesn't actually come up in conversation anymore, come to think of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tbg wrote:
DaveArb wrote:
tbg wrote:
one oddity: I am a very old C programmer and for some reason, I learned to pronounce char as "car" (perhaps the person who taught me C knew Lisp) and not "char", which still sounds strange to me.


I'm a very young C Programmer, only 44 years old, and I pronounce "char" like "car" because it's the One Right Way... ;)

And, I'm teaching my college Freshman daughter to do the same! :evil_laugh:

Dave


but do you think that most kids say "char" like "charcoal"? it doesn't actually come up in conversation anymore, come to think of it.


My 55 y/o C teacher pronounces it gar. With a deep g you americans dont have. dutch people will know what im on about.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boris27 wrote:

My 55 y/o C teacher pronounces it gar. With a deep g you americans dont have. dutch people will know what im on about.

char with the "ch" like in "schouw"? I caught myself pronouncing it like that more then a few times :)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tbg wrote:
but do you think that most kids say "char" like "charcoal"? it doesn't actually come up in conversation anymore, come to think of it.


I'll ask my daughter if it's come up in her CompSci class yet. It's a C++ class, so they don't use chars so much... ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thats a funny thread... :) well, now some examples from germany:

linux --> as Linus says
GNU --> as RMS says
/etc --> e-t-c
gentoo --> jen-tuu
portage --> por-tetsh :D
/usr --> user
/src --> source
C/C++ --> Sii
MySQL --> My-eS-Qu-eL
php --> pe-ha-pe

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, for the record, I am 52.

so do people in Germany and Holland usually say "Kar" for "char"?

I just realized, I guess, that the phoneme "cha" does not exist in German except in a borrowed word like "Chance" or combined with a preceding "s"...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@tbg: I don´t say "kar" for "char", and I don´t know any person who does in my german hometown. Well, thats obviously not a statement about whole germany ;)
Indeed, there isn´t a "cha" in german, but we´ve got a "sch", which you´ld spell like "sh" in, for example "shell".
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sodom wrote:
@tbg: I don´t say "kar" for "char", and I don´t know any person who does in my german hometown. Well, thats obviously not a statement about whole germany ;)
Indeed, there isn´t a "cha" in german, but we´ve got a "sch", which you´ld spell like "sh" in, for example "shell".


so how do you pronounce "char"? like "schar"?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fernandotcl wrote:
Here goes a question. What about BIOS? B-I-O-S or as written? :?

I've always heard it pronounced as: Bi Os
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux: Lee-nuhks
GNU: Gah-new
GNOME: Gah-nome
(etc.)

/etc: et see
/bin: bin
/usr: user (Yea, I know. That's not what it means :oops:)
/sys: sis
/sbin: ess bin


GTK+: Jee Tee Kay
KDE: Kay Dee Eee

eth0: eeth zero
eth1: eeth one
(etc.)

Cygwin: Cee Why Gee Win
Bash: Bash (? *shrug*)
Gaim: Game
ROX-Filer: Rocks Fihler
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tbg wrote:
Sodom wrote:
@tbg: I don´t say "kar" for "char", and I don´t know any person who does in my german hometown. Well, thats obviously not a statement about whole germany ;)
Indeed, there isn´t a "cha" in german, but we´ve got a "sch", which you´ld spell like "sh" in, for example "shell".


so how do you pronounce "char"? like "schar"?

Yes.
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