How to Pronounce herbsluftwm?

Johannes Jordan jordan at
Sat Sep 22 10:19:11 CEST 2018

Sorry for that, I kinda expected attachments not to work…
You can find the audio file here:

On 9/22/18 10:17 AM, Johannes Jordan wrote:
> Hello Michael:
> And here you can listen to Thorsten pronouncing it:
> Attached is also my take on it.
> All the best,
> Johannes
> 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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