[Mageia-discuss] Pronunciation

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Mon Feb 20 19:05:53 CET 2012

Op maandag 20 februari 2012 16:31:19 schreef Antoine Pitrou:
> Hello,
> On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:18:46 -0500
> imnotpc <imnotpc at Rock3d.net> wrote:
> > I would like to talk to others about my experiences with Mageia, but I'm
> > not sure how to pronounce the name. Is the 'g' soft, as in the American
> > English pronunciation of 'magic', or is it a hard 'g' like 'gate'? The
> > dictionaries seem to indicate the latter but I'd like to hear it from
> > the horse's mouth, so to speak.
> Though French, I would myself pronounce it hard (because that's how I
> imagine it being said in Greek :-)).
> "Ma-gay-ah".
> Regards
> Antoine.

no offense, but if you'd split it up, you'd have to go for:


as a belgian, i pronounce it different again, i think, even though similar to 
your pronounciation:

the g is the one you use in 'gear'

but the 'e' sounds is more like in 'geisha'.

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