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    how do you pronounce KNOPPIX?

    I say Knoppix like this: noffix.
    Is that how you are supposed to say it?
    How do you pronounce it?

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    no pix
    or nop ix

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    naw-pics
    k= silent
    o= like the o in stop (the two p's following make it that way)
    pix= you should be able to figure this one out.

    That is the way a person speaking english would pronounce it. That being said if you said it that way in germany you may get funny looks.

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    We've been through this already.

    http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtop...?p=22476#22476

    jd

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    Whichever is most comfortable to the speaker is correct.

    My preferred pronounciation is:

    knoppix noppix

    Bjorn Borg be-yorn borg

    linux lie-nux

    Houston Hyu-ston

    Kazaa Kah-zah

    Personal preference wins.

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    i wouldn't even want to know what youd call me. Örjan. that O with the dots over is pronounced about like "i" in bird. that is to a person speaking londoncocney.

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    So, (not meaning to get too personal), it rhymes with virgin?

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    Örjan rime with virgin?? guess so if one is verry generous...
    it is said to mean "the forging one", st Örjan is the "saint" of metal-production, as in from ore.
    guess that fits some as i am a blacksmith among other things (no blacksmiths do not shoe horses, that is farriers, blacksmiths make hinges, fences, rails, wallhooks, ancors, hammerheads... look here for a little list of projects made by blacksmiths http://anvilfire.com/iForge/index.htm ).
    to be more precise the Ö sounds somewhat like that i in bird, the r aswell i guess. jan is like in january in "standard" english...

    birdjanuary and remove "r" "d" and "uary"...

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    I would pronounce it as:

    nawp - icks

    But have been found to be in error, when pronouncing GNome,

    Its not pronounced like those small "elf-like" creatures that populate lawns, but, have found that it is more with a "predominant" Gaaa sound...

    Gaaaa - nome ( where "nome" is more pronounced like those elf-like creatures )

    Live and learn....

    I think this is the same way GNU is pronounced, Gaaaa - new, and not just new...

    Ms. Cuddles

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    Funny, that a thread on something so trivial gets more replies than most posts about a hardware issue.

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