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    fergie
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    Default OT - Computer related word Pronunciation

    Hi,
    I've been meaning to do this for a while now - just never got round to it.
    Anyway, I've got a list of words that i'm not to sure how they're s'posed to be Pronunced, anyway, here we go:

    Linux = is it Lie - Nix or Lin - ix ?

    Data = is it Day - Ta or Dar - Tar

    Asus = I wouldn't have a clue for this....

    Logitech = ?????

    Radeon = angain, no ideas...

    i ddi have more, i just can't remeber them - but they'll come to me soon, i'll add them in when i remeber
    Cheers

  2. #2
    andy
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    Default Re: OT - Computer related word Pronunciation

    Fergie, I think it really depends where you are from (whether you speak english or american). I'm no expert, but i'll risk a flaming and have a go:
    Data: Dar tar if you're english, Dayta if you're a yank.(my dictionary gives both as correct)
    Linux: I think it is Lie Nux
    Asus : Ay sus (like day)
    Logitech: Lodge ee tek (like logic)
    Radeon: ray dee on

    bet this causes a stir!
    Cheers,
    andy

  3. #3
    mikebartnz
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    Default Re: OT - Computer related word Pronunciation

    Couldn't argue with you there Andy.

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    Terry Porritt
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    Default Re: OT - Computer related word Pronunciation

    Or even Andy, whether one speaks NZ English or English English
    What a topic, could on for ever about this, especially the 'Great Vowel Change', no, not that in the 14th Century, that in NZ in 20th century, spelling too!

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    DangerousDave
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    Default Re: OT - Computer related word Pronunciation

    oh and please, please don't call asus 'i suz' it really annoys me, it is pronounced a sus... (all my taiwanese friends call it this so they should be right)
    logitech is lodge - e - tech
    linux lin - ux


    - David

  6. #6
    andy
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    Default Re: OT - Computer related word Pronunciation

    I'll argue on the Linux pronunciation Dave. Linux is named after its inventor (developer) , Linus Torvalds - it is Linus' version of Unix, hence Linux. Now Linus is definitely pronounced as Line-us, not Lin - us, so I'm picking that Linux will be Line - ux rather than Lin - ux.
    - andy

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    honeylaser
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    Default Re: OT - Computer related word Pronunciation

    SCSI is pronounced "Skuzzy". You don't have to spell out the letters. This seems to get a lot of people, even those who profess to have many computer hours under their belt.

    In contrast, a UPS is a Ewe-Pee-Ess, not an "ups".

    Now, is it "noe-kee-a" or "noh-kee-a"?

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    bmason
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  9. #9
    Graham L
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    Default Re: OT - Computer related word Pronunciation

    The one which seems to have a "cultural" difference is the essential network device the router. Many Americans seem to pronounce it "rowter" and get embarassed :O if they hear the proper pronunciation. All routers do is "route" packets between networks. Routers don't do anything else to them. :|

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    honeylaser
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    Default Re: OT - Computer related word Pronunciation

    > The one which seems to have a "cultural" difference
    > is the essential network device the router. Many
    > Americans seem to pronounce it "rowter" and get
    > embarassed :O if they hear the proper pronunciation.
    > All routers do is "route" packets between networks.
    > Routers don't do anything else to them. :|

    Took me ages to figure that one out! It always throws me when people say "row-t" instead of "roo-t". But I never thought about that side of it - I don't know anyone (American or not) who says "roo-ter".

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