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Silly question, let me know if this should be on Meta, but should you say "a Ubuntu (computer, LiveUSB, etc.)," pronouncing Ubuntu as "You-boon-too", or should you say "an Ubuntu (computer, LiveUSB, etc.)," pronouncing Ubuntu as "Oo-boon-too"?

Note: I just tagged it as 19.04 because no tags fit.

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  • tl;dr for the duplicate: "an Ubuntu"
    – wjandrea
    Jul 20, 2019 at 14:24
  • Ubuntu begins with a consonant sound, so we use 'a' before it not an. Jul 20, 2019 at 17:28
  • @Community: The op is asking about whether to use "a" or "an", not about Ubuntu's pronunciation. Jul 20, 2019 at 17:30
  • @C.S.Cameron Community is a non-person moderator. In this case it looks like OP flagged and closed their own question.
    – wjandrea
    Jul 20, 2019 at 18:02
  • @C.S.Cameron The official pronunciation of "Ubuntu" does not begin with a consonant sound. Please read the duplicate. Though I realize /jubʌntu/ is a common pronunciation, it's unofficial and arguably incorrect.
    – wjandrea
    Jul 20, 2019 at 18:05

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