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Re: How to pronounce "subversion"

From: Tim Ahpee <tim.ahpee_at_nec.com.au>
Date: 2004-03-15 04:51:17 CET

Tim Fanelli wrote the following on 15/03/2004 2:34 PM:
> I pronounce it "subversion" -- as is a version underneath; I believe
> this pronunciation is backed by versioning concept, as each commit
> essentially makes a sub-version of the previous.
>
> The difference in pronunciation is extremely subtle, and I applaud your
> effort in attempting this via email.

I have to admit that we had exactly the same conversation last week when
we started looking at Subversion as an alternative to CVS. Some of us
had decided it was more like 2 syllables (sub-version) and the rest were
in the "subvert" camp. Perhaps it is an Australian thing, we do tend to
get lazy and form a new phonetic sound from the "bv" rather than
enunciate the two syllables.

Why do so many of the open source projects go through this ?

The pronounciation of Linux has many forms even though the correct form
is available from Linus as a sound clip.

And I have no idea how to pronounce "gnutella".

Cheers,

Tim

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