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Re: [tdf-discuss] New name



On Oct 2, 2010, at 12:25 , Mirek M. wrote:

Hi Christian,

2010/10/2 Christian Lohmaier

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Hi Mirek, *,

On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Mirek M. <mazelm@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm really excited about the project, but I'm a bit concerned about
the
name. What concerns me is that one can't tell how to pronounce the
name
.
Some pronounce it "librehoffice", some (including me)
"leeberoffice", s
om
e
may even pronounce it as "libberoffice".

I'd pronounce it with the french word libre (free) and english office
/libʁə ˈɔfɪs/ (not sure about IPA, but you
shoul
d

I have to say that, although I know deep inside that libre should be
pronounced the French way, since the idea is that this is a free office
program, I vocalise it internally as leeber.  I find libreoffice
difficult to say or even vocalise internally, being as it is a blend of
French and English.  I may not be typical, but I suspect that you're
going to hear a lot of leeberoffice out there in the real world, and
especially from Americans, Brits, Aussies and Kiwis.

I don't have a problem with the spelling, just as long as no-one minds
my pronouncing it in a funny way.  ;)

//James the multilingual brit
(in other words, if I have a problem with the pronunciation, monolingual
brits will have it even worse)

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