silly question: erlang pronunciation

Robert Virding rv@REDACTED
Thu Jul 12 01:09:31 CEST 2001

Luke Gorrie <luke@REDACTED> writes:
>matthias@REDACTED writes:
>>  > i'm giving a talk soon on our use of erlang, and it occurred to me
>>  > that i'm not sure how it is pronounced.  is it prounounced like
>>  > "air-lang", or "ir-lang"?  i've heard both.
>> Native English speakers tend to call it "ir-lang" (i.e. sounds like
>> 'herlang' said by someone 'oo drops 'is aitches) whereas the Swedes
>> make it sound more like "air-lang", especially when they're speaking
>> Swedish.
>To avoid confusion, maybe it should be renamed Örlang ;-)

Great!  Then we can have .örl files.  :-)


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