How is Gnome pronounced?
Since GNU is GNOME’s first name, GNOME is officially pronounced “guh-NOME”.
Why is G silent in gnome?
Why is the G silent in gnome? The ‘h’ was pronounced in the middle of a word in Old English and its spelling changed to ‘gh’ in Middle English when it was preceded by a vowel. Other words of Greek origin such as gnomon, gnostic, and gnosis the ‘g‘ is silent but in prognosis, the ‘g‘ is instead pronounced.
Do you say the g in gnome?
The Wikipedia page for GNOME says that the G is pronounced (look at the IPA pronunciation guide). It links to two YouTube videos by project members pronouncing the name. I pronounce it as guh-nome. The correct answer is “Not KDE”.
What is the meaning of gnomes?
1 : an ageless and often deformed dwarf of folklore who lives in the earth and usually guards treasure. 2 : an elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus that inhabits earth. Other Words from gnome Synonyms Learn More about gnome.
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