How to Pronounce herbsluftwm?

Johannes Jordan jordan at
Sat Sep 22 10:17:42 CEST 2018

Hello Michael:

And here you can listen to Thorsten pronouncing it:

Attached is also my take on it.

All the best,

On 9/22/18 8:02 AM, Thorsten Wißmann wrote:
> Dear Micheal,
> thanks for including herbstluftwm in your project :-)
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:30:26PM +0200, Florian Bruhin wrote:
>> Finally, if you want to add the "wm", you can either just say W M in
>> English, or in German, pronounce the W like in "web" or "van", but with
>> a long e (/veː/).
> In German, the name of the letter W is "We", i.e. "web" without the "b",
> and not as long as the English "double you". So I usually prounce "WM"
> German "We 'Em" or as "window manager". It's essentially the same issue
> as for "www", for which "worldwideweb" is much shorter than saying
> "double you" three times.
> Best,
> Thorsten
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