Phoenux, Phoneux, Phonux?
nshep at attglobal.net
Mon Jun 11 18:02:05 CEST 2012
On 11/06/12 07:15, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> .... it should be "phon-ugs".
That's what I should have asked about - pronunciation rather than
spelling. Because (as an English speaker) I've been pronouncing
OpenPhoenux as open-fee-nux (like the legendary phoenix, fee-nix or
fii-nix in English).
I've only just realised (Duh!) that the "oe" is an "o-umlaut" and
therefore more like an "o" sound. But I think that most English
speakers would make the same mistake.
That's why I thought the OpenPhonux spelling was good - it forces
English speakers to say it your way. (As well as looking more like
"Phone" on paper.)
I'll be careful to say "phon-ugs" from now on!
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