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On 3/30/11 12:05 PM, Bernhard Dippold wrote:

Even if  "library" is pronounced differently, I'd like to hear "libre" to be pronounced
like "Libra", the zodiac balance sign. Unlike to "liberty", the "i" is a long vowel.

Library derives from liber (latin for book), while liberty derives from libertas (latin for freedom). Libre means free (as in freedom), and so liberty is the reference pronunciation in english.

In italian we have only one "i", so my ears do not make a difference between long and short, but I trust Bernard

if we could agree on an English version with long "i" like "Libra" instead of  "ai"
like "library", this would probably help spreading the word in a similar way, but any
other example should be just an example.

I think we can agree on this version.

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