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    Re: Pronounce IT

    Gnu, both the animal and the OS, are pronounced ga-new.
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    Re: Pronounce IT

    Quote Originally Posted by p_quarles View Post
    Gnu, both the animal and the OS, are pronounced ga-new.
    That's the way I've always said it
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    Re: Pronounce IT

    aye tee is the only way really...

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    Re: Pronounce IT

    IT is the "it group" for certain.

    However, I've always said it like "E.T." but with an "I".
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    Re: Pronounce IT

    eye - tea

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    Re: Pronounce IT

    Quote Originally Posted by p_quarles View Post
    Gnu, both the animal and the OS, are pronounced ga-new.

    as in Gary ?
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    KNIGHTS OF NI:
    Aaaaugh! Aaaugh!
    HEAD KNIGHT:
    Augh! Ohh! Don't say that word.
    ARTHUR:
    What word?
    HEAD KNIGHT:
    I cannot tell, suffice to say is one of the words the Knights of Ni cannot hear.
    ARTHUR:
    How can we not say the word if you don't tell us what it is?
    KNIGHTS OF NI:
    Aaaaugh!
    HEAD KNIGHT:
    You said it again!
    ARTHUR:
    What, 'is'?
    KNIGHTS OF NI:
    Agh! No, not 'is'.
    HEAD KNIGHT:
    No, not 'is'. You wouldn't get vary far in life not saying 'is'.
    KNIGHTS OF NI:
    No, not 'is'. Not 'is'.
    BEDEVERE:
    My liege, it's Sir Robin!
    MINSTREL: [singing]
    He is packing it in and packing it up
    And sneaking away and buggering up
    And chickening out and @#$# off home,
    Yes, bravely he is throwing in the sponge.
    ARTHUR:
    Sir Robin!
    ROBIN:
    My liege! It's good to see you.
    HEAD KNIGHT:
    Now he's said the word!
    ARTHUR:
    Surely you've not given up your quest for the Holy Grail?
    MINSTREL: [singing]
    He is sneaking away and buggering up--
    ROBIN:
    Shut up! No, no. No. Far from it.
    HEAD KNIGHT:
    He said the word again!
    KNIGHTS OF NI:
    Aaaaugh!
    ROBIN:
    I was looking for it.
    KNIGHTS OF NI:
    Aaaaugh!
    ROBIN:
    Uh, here-- here in this forest.
    ARTHUR:
    No, it is far from this place.
    KNIGHTS OF NI:
    Aaaaugh!
    HEAD KNIGHT:
    Aaaaugh! Stop saying the word! The word...
    ARTHUR:
    Oh, stop it!
    HEAD KNIGHT:
    ...we cannot hear! Ow! He said it again!
    ARTHUR:
    Patsy!
    HEAD KNIGHT:
    Wait! I said it! I said it!
    [clop clop clop]
    Ooh! I said it again! And there again! That's three 'it's! Ohh!
    KNIGHTS OF NI:
    Aaaaugh!...
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    Re: Pronounce IT

    Quote Originally Posted by sorak View Post
    gnu is pronounced like "new", so i always spell that out, too. otherwise nobody is going to know what youre talking about.
    " the correct pronunciation is "guh-NEW" -- pronounce the hard "G"."

    -- Richard M. Stallman

    From: http://www.gnu.org/events/rms-nyu-2001-transcript.txt


    Quote Originally Posted by p_quarles View Post
    Gnu, both the animal and the OS, are pronounced ga-new.
    No, according to Merriam-Webster the animal's name is pronounced \ˈnü and also ˈnyü\

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnu
    Last edited by MRiGnS; March 11th, 2008 at 12:34 AM.

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    Re: Pronounce IT

    Quote Originally Posted by sorak View Post
    gnu is pronounced like "new", so i always spell that out, too. otherwise nobody is going to know what youre talking about.
    I pronounce it ga-new so people actually know what I am talking about.

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    Re: Pronounce IT

    espeak does it *almost right*

    Code:
    $ espeak gnu

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