Have you heard about GNOME or GNU ? You might , if you are a person who browses Linux world regularly or using Linux for a while.
I am not telling you about “What is GNOME or GNU ? ” rather a interesting stuff,how they can be pronounced. At first I pronounced them as “Gee-Nome” or “Gee-N-U”.
After reading “the-da-vinci-code” , I came to know about the “GNOME”, i mean what is it’s historical significance and most importantly how it should be pronounced. According to that book , it is pronounced like “NOME” and that “G” is ignored. Using this formula, I derived “GNU” as simply “NU” and quite confident about this derivation.
But only a few days ago I was browsing Bangla Wiki , and I found a word pronounced as “GO-NU” project. I was shocked. What is this ! If this were any arbitrary bangla site , I wouldn’t be that much bothered. But it’s Bangla Version of WikiPedia , besides I know that the person behind this project is tremendously brilliant. How could I ignore him !
So my search begins and with a very little effort I have found the informations from internet.
“GNOME” is pronounced as “guh-NOME” and “GNU” is “guh-NEW”. Interesting is, I have found some other correct pronunciations that have haunted me for many days. Besides I came to know about ( actually in details) about Open Source and Free Source naming game.
You can read about the correct pronunciation from HERE.
I hope Bangla Wiki heads will give a quick glance to this and take the proper step !!
So it was an interesting morning for me , in search of two correct pronunciations ! See ya all later. Take care and Bye!!