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How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby SC23 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:13 am

So the wife and I had a roundy-round the other night about how you pronounce Linux.

I have always called it (Lie-Nux) which she says.. if you say that in public, you will sound like you dont know what you are talking about..

Her version is (Leh-Nix)

I dont really care about which of us is correct.. just trying to not call it by the wrong name..

So.. community.. how do *you* say Linux?
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby xenopeek on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:28 am

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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby SC23 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:31 am

xenopeek wrote:There is only one way :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IfHm6R5le0


Score one for the wife it seems.. :)
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby srs5694 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:30 pm

There's an older audio-only clip accessible here (or as a direct download of a .wav file here). The pronunciation is slightly different in that one -- but Linus's accent (speaking English) is also much more pronounced.
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby craig10x on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:12 pm

Yep it is pronounced like this: Len X :lol:
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby passerby on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:20 pm

I have always pronounced (and will continue to pronounce) it "Linix" :lol:
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby iironjade on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:04 am

It's pronounced "Linux". Sorry, couldn't resist it. :D :D

It's a short "i" and rhymes with sin, bin, din, etc. Why anyone would say "Lie-nux" is a mystery.
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby GoustiFruit on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:07 am

Read on my lips: linux
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby excollier on Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:33 am

No. You are all wrong. It's pronounced "Not Windows" geddit?
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby SC23 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:44 pm

iironjade wrote:It's pronounced "Linux". Sorry, couldn't resist it. :D :D

It's a short "i" and rhymes with sin, bin, din, etc. Why anyone would say "Lie-nux" is a mystery.


I think that roots in Linus which I think *is* pronounced with the long "i" as in "like"
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby craig10x on Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:45 am

I think we can all agree on the 2nd part....the X....it's just really a question of the first part...is it pronounced Lin x or Len x???? :wink:
I hear it pronounced mostly in those two ways...
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby iironjade on Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:17 am

SC23 wrote:
iironjade wrote:It's pronounced "Linux". Sorry, couldn't resist it. :D :D

It's a short "i" and rhymes with sin, bin, din, etc. Why anyone would say "Lie-nux" is a mystery.


I think that roots in Linus which I think *is* pronounced with the long "i" as in "like"


Linus T. himself pronounces it Linux not Lienux, which is good enough for me.
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby craig10x on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:21 pm

In that case it would be pronounced lin x
like the way you would say LINseed oil... :wink:
or the female name: lynn
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby dee. on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:50 am

Lee-nooks.
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby daveinuk on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:22 pm

Normally after I've installed an updated version and tweaked it to my liking I normally pronounce it

" oh-yes-I-like-that"

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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby grimdestripador on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:51 pm

The origin some from, unix, minix, and all other *nix or postix type operating systems.

The standard accepted way to pronouce the word phonetically,
Lihn-Ex

Others say:
Line-Ex

Please accept they are both correct, there is a more popular way (Lihn-Ex), and a way which immitates the accept of Linus Travoids pronouces it (Line-Ex).

Think of some other words, we have GIF, which the creator says should be prounced like JIF, but everyone prounces like gift. We also have the example of Jalapeno, Do you pronouce the word using it spanish prounciation, or do to pronouce it like an american word. I bet you pronouce it with a J sounding like an H, but the rest of the word with english vowel sounds.
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby srs5694 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:34 pm

A more interesting question: How would Zapp Brannigan pronounce "Linux?" :mrgreen:
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby grimdestripador on Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:56 pm

srs5694 wrote:A more interesting question: How would Zapp Brannigan pronounce "Linux?" :mrgreen:

In that case, do your best Phill Hartman impersonation from News Radio.
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby iironjade on Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:11 pm

grimdestripador wrote:The origin some from, unix, minix, and all other *nix or postix type operating systems.

The standard accepted way to pronouce the word phonetically,
Lihn-Ex

Others say:
Line-Ex

Please accept they are both correct, there is a more popular way (Lihn-Ex), and a way which immitates the accept of Linus Travoids pronouces it (Line-Ex).

Think of some other words, we have GIF, which the creator says should be prounced like JIF, but everyone prounces like gift. We also have the example of Jalapeno, Do you pronouce the word using it spanish prounciation, or do to pronouce it like an american word. I bet you pronouce it with a J sounding like an H, but the rest of the word with english vowel sounds.


Why would "ux" ever be pronounced "ex"?
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Re: How Do You Pronounce Linux?

Postby grimdestripador on Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:15 pm

iironjade wrote:Why would "ux" ever be pronounced "ex"?


Since people started spelling it Unix. Since Linux is based off unix, we tend to prounce it similear. I wrote Ex since it makes a phonetic sound matching better than Uhhhhx. Again, remeber the abbreviation is *nix.
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