[Mageia-discuss] A name for mageia-app-db (round 2)
maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 23:02:49 CET 2011
Op zondag 13 februari 2011 20:54:51 schreef Samuel Verschelde:
> Le dimanche 13 février 2011 13:44:52, Samuel Verschelde a écrit :
> > Le dimanche 13 février 2011 12:30:50, Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
> > > 2011/2/13 Rob Thomson <robt at firscot.com>:
> > > > On 13/02/11 01:14, Philippe DIDIER wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I proposed packalog but if you want to avoid pack in the name we
> > > > could as well try
> > > > appalog (linking with catalog)
> > > > or even
> > > > applogia (not apologia !!!!) or appsologia or applicologia
> > > > building it the same way as science or discuss about something
> > > > (eco-logia, psycho-logia, etc...) not very nice for a linguist
> > > > because being an hybrid of latin and greek roots (nevertheless quite
> > > > easy to understand)
> > > > it ends nearly the same as mageia (and is pronounced the same way...)
> > > > logismikologia would be more canonical (using only greek roots) but
> > > > less understandable
> > > > Making hybrids from english and greek may push a linguist to
> > > > hara-kiri (or indeed seppuku 切腹) but is quite funny :
> > > > softologia softolog and may be understood by everybody !
> > > >
> > > > How about - "App(lication) - Buffet" or perhaps "Soft(ware) - Buffet"
> > > > maybe just "Mageia Buffet"
> > > >
> > > > In the context of food people get to pick and choose from a variety
> > > > of offerings and perhaps comment about
> > > > their choices at the table.
> > > >
> > > > Also the word "Buffet" is I believe relevant across a variety of
> > > > languages.
> > >
> > > Agreed. The word is positive and does not have commercial relations.
> > > It's also a synonym for meeting people, informal environment, etc.
> > Well, I'm not fond of food metaphores (food is ephemeral), but that's a
> > valid proposal. "Banquet" has also a nice connotation of conviviality,
> > and we know that Asterix and his friends always end an adventure with a
> > banquet !
> > Samuel
> And if you really want something related to food, there's also "Appetit"
> (french, german) or "Appetite" (english).
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