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#1
Bit of a pointless question, you might say. But I've wondered this for a while.

Is it like mere? Does it rhyme with her? Could it be 'em ee are' even?

Source preferred (unless you're heavily associated with the project). But if you don't have one of those feel free to just tell me how you pronounce it, and how silly I am for not realising that it's obviously the correct way
 
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Interesing. I have always pronounced it as "mare" (the female horse, not the sea).
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Here's David Greaves, who I'm guessing knows what he's doing, pronouncing it as "mare".

https://www.irill.org/videos/fosdem2..._vendors_.html

Mystery solved, I guess

edit - supplementary question: anyone know where the name came from?

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Originally Posted by MikeHG View Post
edit - supplementary question: anyone know where the name came from?
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Originally Posted by juiceme View Post
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Or MEegoRelaunched or MEegoReconstructed ?
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That actually kinda works (not that I believe you )
 
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OK ok poll time.

How do you pronounce it?
Mer as in
1. "meer" like beer
2. "murr" like murray
3. "mer" like mare
4. "meer" like steed
5. Cowboy Neal option: "Windows"
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Ach!
Listen to that accent!
Greaves must be a Brit.
which would account for his pronunciation of Mer.
(Brits are notorious for having the worst pronunciation of things in the English language ....my evidence of course ...comes from "My Fair Lady"....what?!?! ...contrary to popular opinion...Musicals ARE cool ...well the old musicals are cool...modern musicals from the 80's on....suck big choreographic balls....I can't stand anything after "Hair" and "Jesus christ superstar" ...frankly...but I digress...)
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Originally Posted by endsormeans View Post
Brits are notorious for having the worst pronunciation of things in the English language
That is a gross over-generalization. There is no such thing as a "British accent", and I am saying it with some authority as a Bloody Foreigner™ living in the country. There are as many accents in Britain as there are Brits. It took me years to even start to understand an ex-colleague of mine who was from some deep recesses of Scotland and who consistently said "fail" for "file" and "tame" for "time". I have similar problems understanding one of my current colleagues. I am forced to answer pretty much 90% of his utterances with a simple, "eh?"

Yet, for some reason, when they interview someone on the British TV who is foreign but speaks beautiful, clear to understand English, albeit with an accent, they put subtitles on the screen. But when they interview someone like my colleague whom I have no chance of understanding, they don't.
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you obviously never saw My Fair Lady...
in it is a grand scene on the dissection of the various geographic regions and how they each individually pronounce words...

I am not using a broad based brush to paint every Brit.

No more than a Canadian or a German or a French speaker.

Regional/geographical quirks to any language abound.

I was simply light-heartedly poking fun.
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