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t0p
October 2nd, 2008, 12:17 AM
Gnu (the Free os) is pronounced "guh-noo". Does gnome follow this pattern (ie, is it pronounced "guh-nome") or is just "nome" like the fairies?

bruce89
October 2nd, 2008, 12:19 AM
Gnu (the Free os) is pronounced "guh-noo". Does gnome follow this pattern (ie, is it pronounced "guh-nome")

I think it is officially pronounced that way. It is after all, the GNU Network Object Model Environment.

I just say it like the porcelain figures in gardens.

Ozor Mox
October 2nd, 2008, 12:19 AM
Officially it's "Guh-nome", but I and probably a lot of others say "Gnome" cause it sounds more sensible!

Fixman
October 2nd, 2008, 12:21 AM
I pronunce both GNOME and GNU as "niom" and "niu". I'm stallman's nightmare.

Helios1276
October 2nd, 2008, 01:32 AM
I refuse to say 'guhnome' or 'Lie-nux' ..it makes you sound like an ***.

Dr Small
October 2nd, 2008, 01:35 AM
Don't use something you can't pronounce, for gosh sake.
Use something like 'openbox'. That is kinda difficult to mispronounce.

wolfen69
October 2nd, 2008, 01:46 AM
i say it like "nome". guh-nome sounds dweebish.

nkri
October 2nd, 2008, 02:23 AM
It's really "Guh-nome," but it makes you sound like an idiot saying it that way IMO, so I pronounce it like "nome."

Dr Small
October 2nd, 2008, 02:25 AM
i say it like "nome". guh-nome sounds dweebish.
So does "GNU" if you prounounce it guh-knew. So, I still prefer Gee En You.

iphoneorange
October 2nd, 2008, 02:28 AM
My dad has an accent so he says in Gee-nome.

I say it Guh-nome

doas777
October 2nd, 2008, 02:31 AM
"nome"
"ganew"
"lin-ichs"
"uubuutuu"
"kuubuutuu"
"x buutuu"

iphoneorange
October 2nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
Thanks

BGrigg
October 2nd, 2008, 02:37 AM
i say it like "nome". guh-nome sounds dweebish.

I agree, Nome is where the heart is! And I don't pronounce dweebish, duh-weebish!

Kingsley
October 2nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
jew-noma

SomeGuyDude
October 2nd, 2008, 03:10 AM
Nome.
Noo.
Oobuntoo/Koobuntoo/Zoobuntoo.
Linnix.
Gif.

Probably more. I won't compromise on them either, because you sound like a moron saying "Ooboontoo" and "Jif".

t0p
October 2nd, 2008, 03:13 AM
Say Guh-Nome, dammit!! Guh-Nome!! Say it!!

"Guh-nome is where the guh-heart is..."

easybake
October 2nd, 2008, 03:21 AM
Say Guh-Nome, dammit!! Guh-Nome!! Say it!!

"Guh-nome is where the guh-heart is..."

Why would you throw in the extra "Guh" in front of everything. It's much better if you just say "Nome" and "Knew"



Use something like 'openbox'. That is kinda difficult to mispronounce.

Opie-Nuh-box.

WWSmith36
October 2nd, 2008, 03:34 AM
Po-tae-toe Pa-tah-toe
To-mae-teo To-tah-toe

Its all the same; people ku-now what your talking about.

I say Al-u-min-ee-mum and people know what I mean

So for the record its Gee-noo and Guh-nome.

hope this helps.

Kingsley
October 2nd, 2008, 04:11 AM
Po-tae-toe Pa-tah-toe
To-mae-teo To-tah-toe

Its all the same; people ku-now what your talking about.

I say Al-u-min-ee-mum and people know what I mean

So for the record its Gee-noo and Guh-nome.

hope this helps.
I've never heard tomato pronounced that second way.

el_itur
October 2nd, 2008, 04:20 AM
ñom << that way

DropEffect
October 2nd, 2008, 06:10 AM
I always pronounced it g-nome like human genome project.

jespdj
October 2nd, 2008, 09:38 AM
I refuse to say 'guhnome' or 'Lie-nux' ..it makes you sound like an ***.
Well, you're not supposed to say LIE-nucks. It's LEE-nucks (or LIN-nucks).

Helios1276
October 2nd, 2008, 11:57 AM
Well, you're not supposed to say LIE-nucks. It's LEE-nucks (or LIN-nucks).

I've heard some interviews with a couple of well known Lee-nuckz proponents pronouncing it 'lie-nucks', might be an accent thing.

ubuntu-freak
October 2nd, 2008, 12:29 PM
Gnu (the Free os) is pronounced "guh-noo". Does gnome follow this pattern (ie, is it pronounced "guh-nome") or is just "nome" like the fairies?

Yeah, you need the "guh", always the "guh".

Also, they are written GNU and GNOME, not Gnu and Gnome... ;)

ice60
October 2nd, 2008, 12:36 PM
GNU is one of the worst names in history - GNU/linux, gah-nome - no wonder hardly anyone ever uses it. why would anyone want to pick such an awkward sounding name if you really, really wanted people to use it? you almost expect people to say "bless you" after trying to pronounce something with GNU in lol

davidryder
October 2nd, 2008, 12:36 PM
I always thought it should either be geenome or nome. I usually say nome but only in my head because nobody IRL really knows much about Linux. This is like my Matrix. Except I can disconnect at anytime.

ubuntu-freak
October 2nd, 2008, 06:13 PM
GNU is one of the worst names in history - GNU/linux, gah-nome - no wonder hardly anyone ever uses it. why would anyone want to pick such an awkward sounding name if you really, really wanted people to use it? you almost expect people to say "bless you" after trying to pronounce something with GNU in lol


I don't see what's so wrong with GNU, it's simple to pronounce.

tribaal
October 2nd, 2008, 06:17 PM
I speak French, so it's a no-brainer: "Guh-nome" (with the hard French "G").

Free software in general sounds better in French :)
Plus we don't have the free (freedom) / free (price) problem: "Libre" / "Gratuit" :)

Solve all your problems: take French lessons ;)

- Trib'

KillerSponge
October 2nd, 2008, 07:57 PM
With dutch you have exactly the same: "Vrij" / "Gratis"

Also, pronounciation is much less of a problem: We have a hard G that no foreigner can ever pronounce, so its just Gnome and Gnu ;)

Also, Linux becomes 'Leenux' automatically in our language. All no-brainers! :D

SomeGuyDude
October 2nd, 2008, 08:29 PM
I don't see what's so wrong with GNU, it's simple to pronounce.

It's simple to pronounce but sounds goofy. "Why yes, I use guh-nome on Oo-boon-too!" Contrast that with, say, "I run Openbox on Arch." One sounds like you're suffering from a small stroke.

It'd be like if we had a platform called Blornk. Easy to say, but sounds retarded. Say what you will, things like "OSX" and "Windows 7" sound professional.

Mazza558
October 2nd, 2008, 08:33 PM
I pronounce it Guh-nor-mayeee.

Not really. I just call it "gnome", literally.

Ozor Mox
October 2nd, 2008, 08:38 PM
It's simple to pronounce but sounds goofy. "Why yes, I use guh-nome on Oo-boon-too!" Contrast that with, say, "I run Openbox on Arch." One sounds like you're suffering from a small stroke.

It'd be like if we had a platform called Blornk. Easy to say, but sounds retarded. Say what you will, things like "OSX" and "Windows 7" sound professional.

This made me laugh quite a lot! I do like the name Ubuntu, though I think there are probably more whizzy sounding names. As for GNU, I think it's a good name when written but really stupid to say. Same goes for GNOME if you pronounce it the correct way. Trouble is, if you make the G silent on GNU you just end up with "noo" :-|

LoopVW
October 2nd, 2008, 09:08 PM
quote from http://www.gnu.org

"The name “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU's Not Unix”; it is pronounced g-noo, as one syllable with no vowel sound between the g and the n."

Hope that helps... and b/c of this I pronounce GNOME that same way.

SomeGuyDude
October 2nd, 2008, 09:16 PM
And strictly speaking the GIF image extention is pronounced "jif", but I'm not gonna do it. Sounds like you're talking about peanut butter.

These guys are fantastic with coming up with software, but need work on the presentation. There are some things that simply sound good: Fedora, Mint, Arch, Red Hat, KDE, Linux, Debian. Some sound bad: Ubuntu, GNU, GNOME, SUSE, PCLinuxOS, GIMP.

I also really get annoyed with the recursive acronyms, frankly. Why use the G? It's like Wine. Wine could just as easily have been Bine, Zine, Pine, Mine, or Dine. The first letter doesn't actually stand for anything, so what's with making it awkward?

kenono
October 2nd, 2008, 09:25 PM
I just say "nome" personally, it's easier to say and I don't sound silly.

DoubleClicker
October 2nd, 2008, 10:05 PM
I pronounce Gnome with a voiced velar fricative. IPA /ɣˈnoʊm/ :biggrin:

hessiess
October 2nd, 2008, 10:31 PM
nome

Helios1276
October 3rd, 2008, 02:27 AM
It's simple to pronounce but sounds goofy. "Why yes, I use guh-nome on Oo-boon-too!" Contrast that with, say, "I run Openbox on Arch." One sounds like you're suffering from a small stroke.

It'd be like if we had a platform called Blornk. Easy to say, but sounds retarded. Say what you will, things like "OSX" and "Windows 7" sound professional.

:popcorn:

caofusao
October 3rd, 2008, 02:40 AM
Here in Brazil people say "guee-'nom-my". :)
.

dioltas
October 3rd, 2008, 03:17 AM
I say G-N-U, and nome. Way I've always pronounced them...
I also say Lin-ux. I'd say most people see these words typed before they hear people speak them, and so pronounce them in their most natural way.
Maybe thats why people from different countries would pronounce technical terms differently...

cameronol
October 3rd, 2008, 03:22 AM
well i say it's nome...and i say linux like...linix

adamogardner
October 3rd, 2008, 03:32 AM
G-nom and G-nu. I'm suprised there is even a question about it; always took it for granted. I like those names they match nicely and sound techy.

detroit/zero
October 3rd, 2008, 03:34 AM
My dad has an accent so he says in Gee-nome

+1
(minus the accent, unless you consider Michiganiacs to have an accent.)