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> How Do You Pronounce The Word "linux"?, Just want to see if I'm saying it right
How do you pronounce the word "Linux"?
How do you pronounce the word "Linux"?
Linn-ooks [ 4 ] ** [6.67%]
Linn-ucks [ 42 ] ** [70.00%]
Line-ooks [ 3 ] ** [5.00%]
Line-ucks [ 11 ] ** [18.33%]
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M1k3st3r
post Nov 29 2005, 12:37 PM
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Hey y'all, this is my 1st post and I figured I'd make a poll to see if I've been pronouncing the word "Linux" correctly. I've been calling it "Line-ooks" my whole life.
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Mjolinor
post Nov 29 2005, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE(M1k3st3r @ Nov 29 2005, 09:37 PM)
Hey y'all, this is my 1st post and I figured I'd make a poll to see if I've been pronouncing the word "Linux" correctly. I've been calling it "Line-ooks" my whole life.
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ooks as in pool?

ucks as in duck?
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post Nov 29 2005, 02:05 PM
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http://www.paul.sladen.org/pronunciation/t...-says-linux.mp3
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post Nov 29 2005, 02:08 PM
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QUOTE(Mjolinor @ Nov 29 2005, 09:02 PM)
ooks as in pool?

ucks as in duck?
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Yeah, I guess it would help if i put up some sort of pronouncation key...

Well I'm thinking of "ooks" as in "shook".

EDIT: Thanks Cagilaba!!
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Mjolinor
post Nov 29 2005, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE(M1k3st3r @ Nov 29 2005, 11:08 PM)
QUOTE(Mjolinor @ Nov 29 2005, 09:02 PM)
ooks as in pool?

ucks as in duck?
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Yeah, I guess it would help if i put up some sort of pronouncation key...

Well I'm thinking of "ooks" as in "shook".

EDIT: Thanks Cagilaba!!
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Hmm, doesn't help much because I pronounce duck and shook the same apart from the first bit smile.gif).
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chal
post Nov 30 2005, 06:49 AM
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"Hello, this is Linus Torvalds and I pronounce Linux as 'Linux' "

Download the avi (~3 meg)

I Personally say Linux rhyming with the English word cynics. That might only be because I am so cynical.

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/saylinux.htm
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bluedevils
post Nov 30 2005, 07:01 AM
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I used to pronounce line-ucks along time ago, but now I it's linn-ucks
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stbrock
post Nov 30 2005, 07:29 AM
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Check out www.onelook.com for lots of dictionary entries for Linux, several of which link to pronunciation audio or information. Linus himself pronounces it in a Scandanavian way (LEE-nux) that is different from anyone else I've ever heard in English. Judging from the references, no one ought to consider the "cynics" or "ducks" versions wrong. You hear both a lot, in the US at least. Anyone who says there is one "right" pronunciation -- whatever they might think it to be -- is wrong.

QUOTE(chal @ Nov 30 2005, 10:49 AM)
"Hello, this is Linus Torvalds and I pronounce Linux as 'Linux' "

Download the avi (~3 meg)

I Personally say Linux rhyming with the English word cynics.  That might only be because I am so cynical.

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/saylinux.htm
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post Nov 30 2005, 06:28 PM
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I, and everyone I know who talks about it, says Linux like "linnicks" (rhymes with cynics).

Just my personal experience.
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chal
post Dec 1 2005, 06:13 AM
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We should probably find a GNU way to pronounce it.
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post Dec 4 2005, 10:54 AM
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QUOTE(chal @ Dec 1 2005, 02:13 PM)
We should probably find a GNU way to pronounce it.
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LiGNUx? ohmy.gif
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post Dec 5 2005, 02:22 PM
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I figure since Linus pronounces it as rhyming with his name in Finnish ("...my name is Lee-noos Torvalds, and I pronounce Lee-nooks as Lee-nooks"), I just "Americanize" the OS the same way as the name ("Line-us"->"Line-ucks"). That way, I'm wrong, but in a predictable way (heh).

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BROse
post Aug 29 2006, 10:06 AM
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Me, I say.....Lin-x
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post Aug 29 2006, 11:32 AM
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WOW... you really really dug this one up...
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post Oct 19 2006, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE(vputz @ Dec 6 2005, 12:22 AM)
I figure since Linus pronounces it as rhyming with his name in Finnish ("...my name is Lee-noos Torvalds, and I pronounce Lee-nooks as Lee-nooks"), I just "Americanize" the OS the same way as the name ("Line-us"->"Line-ucks").  That way, I'm wrong, but in a predictable way (heh).

-->VPutz
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Just for the record, Linus native language is Swedish, and that's how he pronounces his name (with a Finlandian accent but it's still Swedish) . I think it is about 8% of the people in Finland that speak Swedish as their first language.
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