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How do you pronounce Debian?

Submitted by busfault on Tue 4 Dec 2007

Either  <-> 5% 42 votes
Long e  <-> 21% 168 votes
Neither  <-> 1% 10 votes
Have neither heard nor said it.  <-> 2% 17 votes
Short e  <-> 69% 537 votes
Total 774 votes

 

 

 

Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by GhostR (217.237.xx.xx) on Tue 4 Dec 2007 at 15:41
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I pronounce it german :)
(Interresting should be were the name comes from, helps also about the pronounciation. It's Debra and Ian for the few, who didn't know that yet)

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Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by Anonymous (217.216.xx.xx) on Wed 5 Dec 2007 at 02:20
The word Debian is quite simple to pronounce in spanish ^_^

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Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by ntropia (193.205.xx.xx) on Thu 6 Dec 2007 at 12:15
I tend to pronounce it deeply and slow, like a powerful spell. :)
But if I'm surrounded by people of Tux brotherhood, it's always said like the name of an old friend.

Ok, ok.. stop with the gushy stuff. In Italian too, it's quite simple to say but first time I first eared it, I believed it was some kind of astronomical (!) software, since for me it resembled like Deneb!


eNjoy

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Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by Anonymous (69.180.xx.xx) on Tue 11 Dec 2007 at 14:15
gentoo spanish users pronounce it jentoo

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Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by Anonymous (70.145.xx.xx) on Wed 5 Dec 2007 at 22:36
English phonics rules demand a short 'e'

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Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by Anonymous (76.27.xx.xx) on Wed 5 Dec 2007 at 23:20
I'd always pronounced it 'Deebian' until I read the FAQs and learned the root of the name. This was of course, way before I converted all my systems to it.

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Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by Arthur (64.118.xx.xx) on Sat 8 Dec 2007 at 21:17
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I pronounce deb as in Debbie, and ian as in, well Ian. Of course.

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Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by Anonymous (201.210.xx.xx) on Sun 9 Dec 2007 at 15:46
What's a short e?
what's a long e?

Me too, like "in".

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Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by mcortese (213.70.xx.xx) on Mon 10 Dec 2007 at 14:11
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Nice poll, but for non English speakers it is completely uncomprehensible. How 'bout using IPA? I pronounce it /'debian/. Is this short e, long e, either, or neithr?

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Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by sneex (63.139.xx.xx) on Wed 12 Dec 2007 at 22:32
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Deb is just short for Debra. However Ian could be either pronounced:

/Yawn/ or pronounced /E'in/ or /I'an/ -- I myself have heard Ian pronounced all three ways. But I pronounce Debian as /Deb'E'in/ (short E.)

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Re: How do you pronounce Debian?
Posted by st_iron (85.238.xx.xx) on Tue 11 Dec 2007 at 13:11
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I spell it phonetical in Hungarian. :)

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