On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 2:29 PM, M Henri Day <email@example.com> wrote:
I am not sure, if there is really a need for an official
pronunciation. This is a free project. Every participant is free to
pronounce it the way she/he likes. For me, there is nothing wrong
with different pronunciation by people with different native tongue.
I'm with Stefan here ; pronunciation of the term «LibreOffice» should be
left to usage in the countries/regions concerned. I find the one suggested
(?) by Google Translate directly distasteful ; why should the great vowel
shift which occured in English from the late fifteenth century onwards be
imposed on all the countries which use variants of the Roman alphabet ?
Freedom to pronounce the term as suits us best ; isn't that an integral
of LIBREOffice ?...
I understand your point about freedom to pronounce the term for people in
the Western world. But for people in the East who don't have a clue about
how to pronounce the name, a few examples of the right pronunciations will
help us. I've been ask time and time again about how to pronounce the name
which I can't answer. I would like to see a single reference place (URL)
that I can give them so they can start to speak out the name with
_/|\_ Samphan Raruenrom. Open Source Development Co., Ltd.
Tel: +66 38 311816, Fax: +66 38 773128, http://www.osdev.co.th/
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