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Is it pronounced ga-nome like GNU or nome? Hey...this is the newbie forum!...
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- 05-22-2006 #1
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- May 2006
How do you pronounce Gnome?
- 05-22-2006 #2
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- May 2004
- arch linux
It sounds like "ga-nome".
Last edited by oz; 05-22-2006 at 10:44 PM.oz
- 05-22-2006 #3
I've always assumed it was a silent G (so pronounced nome), but having had a quick search it appears that guh-nome is the official pronounciation, but it also seems that a large proportion of people, possibly even the majority, prefer to say it as tho it were a small humanoid creature, and that no-one has sought people out to take revenge because of incorrect pronounciation...
EDIT: Ozar beat me to it"Our greatest fear is not that we are powerless. Our greatest fear is Microsoft"
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- 05-23-2006 #4
- 05-23-2006 #5
Yeah I often feel like a tool saying it. But then again the G would only be silent in english and this is an international project. A buddy of mine misread the pronunciation instructions and says it more like 'genome'.
- 05-23-2006 #6
I had never considered pronouncing it "ga-nome" before, that just sounds stupid.
- 05-23-2006 #7Originally Posted by Game master pro"I am not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings"
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- 05-23-2006 #8
I agree, "ga-nome" sounds silly. I pronounce it the way the dictionary pronounces it: "Nome." But just like Linux (which I pronounce 'Lih-nucks'), there are going to be people vehement about their pronunciation. So, short answer? You pronounce it however you like.Registered Linux user #270181
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- 05-23-2006 #9
I say 'nome' ... I would feel silly saying 'Ga-nome' and it never occured to me that there was another way to say it.
<pun>Have you got a gnome to go to?</pun>I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 05-23-2006 #10Originally Posted by fingal
I suspect these people run g-nome on k-noppixLinux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/