[Maxima] maxima pronunciation and writing
ciampix at libero.it
Fri Dec 15 02:52:11 CST 2006
On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 11:26:31PM -0700, Robert Dodier wrote:
> On 12/14/06, Jordi Gutierrez Hermoso <jordigh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > According to Spanish spelling, if we want to read it as
> > proparoxytone (a word with an accent before the next to
> > last syllable), we should put an accent on it, unless the
> > spelling of the word is distinctly foreign ("máxima" is a common
> > Spanish word, in case that matters).
> As a general rule it seems appropriate to write the name of this
> computer program to indicate the word as it is pronounced by
> the people who invented it; on that theory, it should be written
> Máxima in Spanish.
As a general rule, many projects (see Linux for an example), provide an audio
file with the correct pronunce in it, so to stop any further discussion.
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