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Re: [PATCH] Add Subversion in Action book

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-25 17:47:25 CEST

Max Bowsher <maxbowsher@gmail.com> writes:
> [[[
> If you find yourself in a live discussion which touches on Subversion
> you might like to know that those in the know do /not/ pronounce it as a single
> word, with the accent on the "ver." Instead they say is as if it were
> two words /Sub
> version./ Pronounce it as they do and your standing automatically improves.
> ]]]
>
> ... makes me instantly dislike the book.
>
> Firstly, being a committer, I would consider myself "in the know", but
> I pronounce it "Subversion", and think "Sub version" sounds
> unnaturally awkward.

And just to settle this question... :-).

The man who came up with the name "Subversion", Jim Blandy, pronounces
with the accent on the second syllable, just like the standard English
word. Every committer I've met in person pronounces it the same way
(as far as I can remember).

See http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?listName=dev&msgNo=60111
for more.

-Karl

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