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


2011/3/30 Italo Vignoli <italo.vignoli@gmail.com>

I am not a native English speaker, but I think that "liberty" - which has
the same root of libre - is not pronounced as "laiberty". I have heard many
native English speakers pronounce libre, and they all pronounce it the same
way.


Italo, you may have missed the first post in this thread, but there the OP
(Samphan Raruenrom) posted a Google Translate version (
http://translate.google.com/#fr|en|LibreOffice) in which the initial vowel
is, in fact, pronounced as «aɪ». If the native English speakers you have
heard pronounce it as «i» or «iː», then I think this, unlike the Google
Translate version, could serve as the basis for an international
pronunciation, which in any event will inevitably vary from language to
language (and idiolect to idiolect)....

Henri


On 3/30/11 8:37 AM, M Henri Day wrote:

 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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