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#1 2005-01-26 19:56:55

greggh
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This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

I was just telling my friend who knows more about linux than me that I'm giving Arch Linux (rhymes with March) a try. He corrected me and said, "it's pronounced "Ark" linux (as in Noah's Ark"). He said that he was pretty sure that Arch was short for "architecture", because this distribution is for i686 architecture. So, how do you pronounce Arch?


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#2 2005-01-26 20:09:16

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

I've thought about that recently, especially as I'm not a native speaker and pronouncation can surely sometimes be tricky for me. One thing I can tell is that it surely isn't Ark, as Ark Linux is the name of the other distro :-) I came to conclusion that it's pronounced just like in march, as you said, or as in archbishop. Generally it's not an issue comparable to the problem of the pronouncation of SUSE :-)

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#3 2005-01-26 20:18:23

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

I guess I should have done a search for "pronounce" before I posted this... Sorry, didn't think of it till now.

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … =pronounce

Xentac (package maintainer) says, "Arch, like the golden arches. Archer, Archibald, Archie... It is not pronounced like ark.

A good way to think of it is mentioned in the docs... or a review or interview or something... Arch comes from arch nemesis."


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#4 2005-01-26 22:39:10

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

Isn't it strange that 'Arch' linux says its a distro for people with knowledge about linux systems, and 'Ark' linux is about "people without prior Linux experience"(as written on their website).

Wierd  :shock:  lol

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#5 2005-01-26 23:05:00

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

ravster wrote:

Isn't it strange that 'Arch' linux says its a distro for people with knowledge about linux systems, and 'Ark' linux is about "people without prior Linux experience"(as written on their website).

Wierd  :shock:  lol

"c" == expernence, then, eh?


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#6 2005-01-28 10:35:31

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

Well, since the Archlinux logo is an arch and not a big boat, I sort of assumed it was pronounced that way smile

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#7 2005-01-28 11:57:44

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

greggh wrote:

Xentac (package maintainer) says, "Arch, like the golden arches. Archer, Archibald, Archie... It is not pronounced like ark.

well, i prefer to call it "ark" instead of "arch" or "archlinux" because in german "arch" sounds a lot like "arsch" which means butt (for the non-germans here) :-) :-)

imagine some sentences like this one: "i'll tweak my arch this evening" ;-)

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#8 2005-01-28 18:16:01

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

And in german, you also have "shiessen" and "sheissen" tongue


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#9 2005-01-28 18:41:24

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

oscar wrote:

And in german, you also have "shiessen" and "sheissen" tongue

big_smile

Don't know what you mean. It is as far away from german language as "Smörebröd" and "will tu knulla met mey" is away from swedish, I think.  big_smile

Btw, once I used BeOS, there was a small, funny game that was named "BeShissen". Well, sounds like "beschissen" in german ears, what means "crappy", "shitty". But hey, the game was really nice!

Reminds me of a rumour, that the "Fiat Punto" in finnland was understood as "Fiat bitch"....


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#10 2005-01-28 18:45:20

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

Damnit! I really want to learn German! smile


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#11 2005-01-28 20:18:27

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

Pink Chick wrote:

Reminds me of a rumour, that the "Fiat Punto" in finnland was understood as "Fiat bitch"....

Alright, my german isn't that god tongue

Fiat launched a car called "Het Fitta" in sweden once, that means like "hot p*ssy" tongue


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#12 2005-01-28 21:26:21

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Re: This may be really dumb, but how do you pronounce "Arch

lol


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