[TYPO3-english] official pronunciation of TYPO3

Katja Lampela katja.lampela at lieska.net
Tue Nov 18 11:22:33 CET 2008


Dmitry Dulepov kirjoitti:
> Hi!
> Sebastian Gebhard wrote:
>> Peter Kuehn [wmdb] schrieb:
>>> best ive ever heard was some folks from switzerland - they called it
>>> "tüppo drüh" ;)
>>  Yes! I've heard that too by a Swiss! Great :D rofl
> How does "ü" sound in German? Is it like [ju]?
> I used to live in Finland (great country, btw) and in Finnish "y"
> read similar to [ju] and thus TYPO3 literally sounds like [tjupo
> kolme] (kolme = 3). I am not sure if real Finns pronounce it like
> that. May be Tapio or Katja can tell :)
Yes Dmitry, the "y" is pronounced like ew (for example new) in english. 
So finnish pronounciation would be in english something like "tewpoh 
colmeh" - without h "breathing" sound though :)
BTW really hard to find an english corresponding term.
- Katja

> In Latvian it becomes [tipo tri:s] (tri-s = 3, with long "i"). There
> is no "y" letter in Latvian, so it is typically read as "i".
> In Russian letters literally it looks like ????3 and sounds like
> [tipo tri], though many people speak and write it by copying English
> pronunciation, than it looks like ?????3 (??=[ai], ?=[p]), which is
> very unusual letter combination for Russian :)
> Funny, how many names TYPO3 has :) I can speak four of them:
> English, Finnish, Russian and Latvian :)
> Does anyone know how to spell and pronounce TYPO3 in other non–latin
> languages? Chinese, Arabic, Korean or Japanese, for example? :)

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