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How not to recognize free hardware

How not to recognize free hardware

Posted Oct 21, 2010 11:07 UTC (Thu) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
In reply to: How not to recognize free hardware by elanthis
Parent article: How not to recognize free hardware

Aside, but "guh-nome" (with a short, soft, not too obvious 'guh') surely is an established, popular pronunciation? It certainly is in en_{GB,IE} and probably other !en_US locales..


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How not to recognize free hardware

Posted Oct 21, 2010 14:18 UTC (Thu) by nye (guest, #51576) [Link]

Don't know about en_IE, but in en_GB it's not pronounced that way - unless perhaps in some regional dialogue I've never heard. I had no idea the desktop environment was supposed to be pronounced like that - I'd be surprised if anyone ever did.

How not to recognize free hardware

Posted Oct 21, 2010 14:39 UTC (Thu) by nye (guest, #51576) [Link]

s/dialogue/dialect/, obviously.

How not to recognize free hardware

Posted Oct 21, 2010 21:46 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Flanders would probably have pronounced it that way. ("I'm a g-nu.")

How not to recognize free hardware

Posted Oct 21, 2010 15:46 UTC (Thu) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784) [Link]

Established but hardly popular; as far as I know, en_GB speakers who reverse the silencing of k/g before n do so either consciously due to wilful eccentricity or unconsciously due to immersion in a wilfully eccentric subculture.

OT: gnome pronunciation

Posted Oct 24, 2010 20:49 UTC (Sun) by paulj (subscriber, #341) [Link]

Seems you're right, my pronunciation norms are biased by subculture membership. ;) Straw poll elsewhere is overwhelmingly "nome".


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