The Pronunciation of Sudo

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How is 'sudo' pronounced? (read carefully!)

Sue-doe, you pedant!
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Sue-doo, you pedestrian!
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Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

Postby markfiend » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:34 pm UTC

Just to throw some more grit into this discussion, I pronounce the Unix command su like "sue", not like "ess you". :mrgreen:
Attoc dna Sublab evol eht teews secoiv fo eht slrug
pronouns: he/him/his

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Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

Postby Wildcard » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:22 pm UTC

I pronounce it sue-doe. But I pronounce "sudoers" as "sue-doo-ers". I may "correct" my pronunciation if I hear people around me actually say "sue doo".

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Exactly.

Of course, I pretty much never actually pronounce the word. Mostly my fingers "pronounce" it, and they pronounce it "oger".
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Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

Postby xyweasel » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:32 pm UTC

I always assumed that sudo derived from su, and that su stood for "switch user" or "substitute user". So, sudo is short for "have the substitute user do".

But no matter how much I try to remember that, I keep saying it as "pseudo" in my head, and it shouldn't be that big of a deal to me.

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Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

Postby Flumble » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:17 am UTC

Should you also pronounce the u in sudo like the u in user, making it shoodoo?
I like it, but I'll say pseudo regardless.

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Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

Postby xyweasel » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:29 am UTC

Flumble wrote:Should you also pronounce the u in sudo like the u in user, making it shoodoo?
I like it, but I'll say pseudo regardless.

I pronounce pseudo as /ˈsjuːdəʊ/ and the u in user as /ˈjuː/ so, yes.

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Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

Postby 00cc » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:38 pm UTC

If you stick an o on the end of an acronym, you relinquish all rights with regard to pronunciation.

SOOOooo...I'm curious - is the "pedestrian" pronunciation of Texaco, tex-a-cuh?

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Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

Postby Zowayix » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:27 pm UTC

00cc wrote:SOOOooo...I'm curious - is the "pedestrian" pronunciation of Texaco, tex-a-cuh?
The difference there is that "do" is the full word in the acronym on its own.

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Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:27 pm UTC

As we're slightly necroed.

As a word: "sudo" as in "judo" (or "Ludo"). And the word "dew" is 'dyu', at first approximation and given that I'm too lazy to dig up yer'actual IPA symbols for that.

And "radar" is 'ray dah' mostly because 'rad ah' would be pronouncing something like "raddar", certainly once it has become a word in its own right, while I'm at it. But if you want to reduce it to "Ray Dee Aye Ar" (changing nothing in the first syllable) you can also capitalise it as "RaDAR" while you're at it.


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