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Re: [tdf-discuss] How to pronounce the name (again, sorry)


In the Sri Lanka and Sinhala language we have problem with correct
pronunciation. There is no correct pronunciation, we can not write name of
LIbreOffice by Sinhala language. Please insert correct pronunciation audio
to TDF web site.

On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 2:35 AM, Michel Gagnon <michel@mgagnon.net> wrote:

I
     saw users having problem pronouncing the software name
      "LibreOffice" in Thailand. I found this pagehttp://
www.libreoffice.org/get-help/faq/general-faq/how-do-you-pronounce-libreoffice/thatlink to Google 
translate to provide the (official?)
     pronouncement.http://translate.google.com/#fr|en|LibreOfficeI'm quite
surprised with it. I thought it is ˈlɪbə as in "liberty"
     orlbr as inhttp://www.thefreedictionary.com/vers+libreSo actually it
is ˈliːbreɪ as inhttp://es.thefreedictionary.com/libre, right? (phonetic
      copy/paste from the website)It would be nice if someone could provide
an official
     pronouncement sound file on the LibreOffice website (and phonetic,
     for the literate). Since we start to pronounce the name
      differently here in Thailand.I'm French speaking, and would refer you
to these:
http://fr.thefreedictionary.com/librehttp://en.thefreedictionary.com/office(USflag)The problem I 
find with these sound files is that they should be
   slowed down. According to Le Robert (physical dictionary), it
is libʀ(ə) Therefore, the phonetic translitteration of the 1st word islibʀ,
because the last "e" is not pronounced as "ə",
   but is muted as the second word is linked to it.The Office part comes
from here:
http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com/dictionary/officeThecomplete name should be 
something like :libʀˈɒfɪs or
    libʀˈɔːfɪsbut I would really like an English-speaking person to correct
the
   Office part.--
Michel Gagnon –michel@mgagnon.netMontréal (Québec, Canada) –mgagnon.net







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