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2011/3/30 Italo Vignoli <>

On 3/29/11 10:10 PM, Sveinn í Felli wrote:

 Well, 'Libre' is also spanish - but with quite different pronounciation
('b' approaches 'v').
'Libre' is also italian - but then it means a book, I think.

Book in Italian is libro.

Anyway, I think that the English pronunciation of "libre" (as in FLOSS,
free libre open source software) - although slightly different from the
French and the Spanish pronunciation - is to be considered the reference for
every language.

What, pray, is «the English pronunciation of "libre"» ? If the first vowel
is to be pronounced as «aɪ» as in, say, «live», it differs vastly from the
customary pronunciation in almost all European languages - Germanic as well
as Romance - which is much closer to «iː», and can hardly serve as «the
reference for every language»....


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