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    How do you pronounce Gnome?


    Is it pronounced ga-nome like GNU or nome? Hey...this is the newbie forum!

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    It sounds like "ga-nome".
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    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...
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    It is pronounced as Ga-nome.

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    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'.

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    I had never considered pronouncing it "ga-nome" before, that just sounds stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Game master pro
    I had never considered pronouncing it "ga-nome" before, that just sounds stupid.
    Yup, i just call it "nome" but then being british, according to bigtom, i would
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    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.
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    I say 'nome' ... I would feel silly saying 'Ga-nome' and it never occured to me that there was another way to say it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    <pun>Have you got a gnome to go to?</pun>
    Ha! There's no place like gnome...

    I suspect these people run g-nome on k-noppix
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