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I didn't see it in article, but Kyua is supposed to be pronounced "queue-ay" (QA). Now you know.

Edit: Ha! I see Julio adjusted his stance on this:

The name is Kyua, which is just a play on the pronounciation of the Q.A. acronym. Originally, my intention was to pronounce Kyua as Q.A., but in reality this never happened. Today, just read the name as your instinct would: "Kyu-ah".[1]

Oh well. Now we all know the backstory, and we can all talk like learned experts to others.

[1] http://wiki.netbsd.org/kyua/

Yes I did :) I found myself and everybody else never reading it like Q.A... so, well, just use the more natural pronunciation!

Reminds me of the scene from the Tom Hanks movie The Wonders where the band is originally cute with the spelling, Oneders, and an emcee introduces them as the Oh-Nee-Ders.

For the opposite effect, does anyone else find themselves pronouncing gnu (the animal) with a hard G, a la GNU?

guh-new vs. new (referring to wildebeest) is something I remember from days before rms' GNU even existed.

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