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RSX311
November 1st, 2005, 09:50 PM
How do you guys pronounce "Ubuntu?"

1. oo-boon- too?
2. ub-bun-too?
3. oo-bun-too?
4. ub-boon-too?
5. you-boon-too

I use number 1

Mr. Electric Wizard
November 1st, 2005, 10:32 PM
I say You-Bun-Too

canadianwriterman
November 1st, 2005, 10:40 PM
I say You-Bun-Too

I say "oo-boon-too." You'll probably get a dozen different answers!

majikstreet
November 1st, 2005, 10:53 PM
I say "oo-boon-too." You'll probably get a dozen different answers!
same. everything linux-related sounds strange when I say it in real life.. in my head it's fine though.

23meg
November 1st, 2005, 10:56 PM
Number 2.

xequence
November 1st, 2005, 10:56 PM
Number 1.

canadianwriterman
November 1st, 2005, 10:57 PM
I found the answer here:

www.ubuntulinux.org/support/ documentation/faq/pronunciation

They say "oo-boon-too."

RSX311
November 1st, 2005, 11:00 PM
same. everything linux-related sounds strange when I say it in real life.. in my head it's fine though.

Haha yeah, I heard some linux terminology on a podcast once and they said it way different than I say it in my head.

crypto178
November 1st, 2005, 11:01 PM
ooboontoo here, but the oo pronounced quite short.
I'm not an english speaker so I don't get all the subtilities. What is the difference, for instance, between
4. ub-boon-too and
5. you-boon-too ?


Same for
1. oo-boon- too?
3. oo-bun-too?
The u in the middle is more pronounced like the 'e' of "the' or 'middle' ?

panickedthumb
November 1st, 2005, 11:09 PM
I say wah-bwuen-taoh

(only after I've been eating a lot of ice cream and I can't move my mouth well)
;)

bored2k
November 1st, 2005, 11:25 PM
With my mouth.


Please refer to the other language thread.
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=10216&highlight=pronounce