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Joe Fawcett scripsit:
> The official pronunciation of 'gnu' is 'nu' according to both Collins and
> the concise OED. Pronouncing the 'g' started as a bit of a joke and has now
Oh yes. But the pronunciation of "GNU", as in "GNU Manifesto" or "GNU
operating system' or "GNU/Linux", always sounds the G. (Use of a
click is entirely optional.)
Similarly, the first syllable of "Linux" is either "Lynn" or "Leen",
although the normal rules of English spelling (such as they are)
would make it "Line".
John Cowan email@example.com www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~cowan
"The exception proves the rule." Dimbulbs think: "Your counterexample proves
my theory." Latin students think "'Probat' means 'tests': the exception puts
the rule to the proof." But legal historians know it means "Evidence for an
exception is evidence of the existence of a rule in cases not excepted from."