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


On 3/30/11 6:18 PM, M Henri Day wrote:

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)....

I have probably overlooked the first posts on this thread, but I don't think there might be any doubt about the fact that "libre" derives from the latin "libertas" and cannot be pronounced in any other way than "i" (I am really amazed by the paramount ignorance of Google Translate, as even a computer should understand that "libre" has nothing to do with "liber": latin for book, and root for "library").

By the way, libre is both French and Spanish, so there are at least two native pronunciation. It might be portuguese as well, but I'm not sure and I can't check now.

In any native pronunciation, the second letter is an "i", while there are differences on the third and the following letters.

Ciao, Italo

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