Python's coming... from unexpected angles.

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Wed Oct 17 15:11:00 CEST 2007


"Eric Brunel" <see.signature at no.spam> writes:

> On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 13:19:26 +0200, Ben Finney
> <bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > Does that mean you pronounce the word for the serpent as
> > "pee-thon"?
> 
> Yes.
> 
> > Anyway, the pronunciation of "Python" (and hence the "Py" in
> > "PyPy") is however you pronounce that word in the name of the
> > comedy troupe, Monty Python.
> 
> But the average frenchman will also pronounce "monty pee-thon" (I
> know: that's weird...).

No more weird than pronunciations of words in English. At least in
this case you're presenting a consistent pronunciation :-)

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Ben Finney



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