How do you pronounce "Pegasos"?
  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    motorollin
    Posts: 74 from 2006/8/30
    Silly I know, but this has been bugging me :-P How is Pegasos supposed to be pronounced?

    PegasUS (like the mythical horse)
    Pegas-O-S (with the O and S pronounced as individual letters)
    PegasOS (like "lost")
    Pegasose (like "hose")

    --
    moto
  • »18.09.06 - 21:08
    Profile
  • MorphOS Developer
    CISC
    Posts: 619 from 2005/8/27
    From: the land with ...
    Quote:

    Silly I know, but this has been bugging me How is Pegasos supposed to be pronounced?


    Who knows, pronounce it whichever way you like or what makes sense in your native tongue...

    Quote:

    Pegas-O-S (with the O and S pronounced as individual letters)


    ..this one doesn't make sense though, it's a motherboard, not an operating system...


    - CISC
  • »18.09.06 - 21:13
    Profile
  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    motorollin
    Posts: 74 from 2006/8/30
    Quote:

    CISC wrote:
    Quote:

    Pegas-O-S (with the O and S pronounced as individual letters)

    ..this one doesn't make sense though, it's a motherboard, not an operating system...

    I agree about that, but it's the only reason I can think why it's spelt with "os" at the end.

    The logo on Genesi's home page on www.pegasosppc.com is a winged horse, so I guess it's pronounced Pegasus like the mythical horse.

    --
    moto
  • »18.09.06 - 21:33
    Profile
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    merko
    Posts: 328 from 2003/5/19
    It's probably spelt like it is because the mythical horse Pegasus is spelt Pegasos in German for some reason (Germans don't like US?). :-)
  • »18.09.06 - 21:40
    Profile
  • tom
  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    tom
    Posts: 147 from 2003/7/22
    From: Heesch, The Ne...
    Pegasus is the latin form of the greek woord 'pegasos'.
    The old bard Homer is in Latin 'Homerus" and in the original greek form "Homeros".
    So the original name of the winged horse is 'Pegasos'

    Regards, Tom
  • »18.09.06 - 21:41
    Profile
  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    motorollin
    Posts: 74 from 2006/8/30
    I had no idea Pegas[o|u]s exists in both Greek and Latin. Thanks for the replies :-)

    --
    moto
  • »18.09.06 - 22:11
    Profile
  • ASiegel
    Posts: 1370 from 2003/2/15
    From: Central Europe
    Quote:

    I had no idea Pegas[o|u]s exists in both Greek and Latin.


    The Romans "stole" surprisingly many elements from the Greek mythology.
  • »18.09.06 - 22:38
    Profile
  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Furvert
    Posts: 83 from 2004/4/20
    Personally I call it Fluffy!
  • »19.09.06 - 01:31
    Profile Visit Website
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    takemehomegrandma
    Posts: 2720 from 2003/2/24
    Why not simply pronounce it as it reads? Pegasos.
    MorphOS is Amiga done right! :-)
    MorphOS NG will be AROS done right! :-)
  • »19.09.06 - 08:24
    Profile
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    ironfist
    Posts: 254 from 2004/4/22
    From: Pegasos.org
    dholm: Wonderful!
  • »19.09.06 - 08:39
    Profile Visit Website
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Neko
    Posts: 301 from 2003/2/24
    From: Genesi
    Pey-gah-soze or Pey-ga-soz the last two, if you want to respect the German engineers :)

    However I have to say I pronounce it Peggersoss because I am from a lousy place in the UK.

    It's definitely not Pegasus.
    Matt Sealey, Genesi USA, Inc.
    Developer Relations
    Product Development Analyst
  • »20.09.06 - 13:43
    Profile Visit Website
  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    motorollin
    Posts: 74 from 2006/8/30
    Hi Matt

    The first three sound silly to me in a British tongue (I'm from England too). So I'll continue to say Pegasus, but with the utmost respect to the German engineers :lol:

    --
    moto
  • »20.09.06 - 13:49
    Profile
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    SoundSquare
    Posts: 1213 from 2004/12/1
    From: Paris, France
    pee-gays-os when i'm pissed off.
  • »20.09.06 - 21:53
    Profile
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    r-tea
    Posts: 301 from 2005/3/27
    From: Poland, Zdzies...
    @ dholm
    Try gurkings version: GINVARS_GOS_ST.mp3
    The lyrics are in swedish but I think you'll figure out when he says "Pegasos"


    Quite same pronounciation as polish. Whenever I pronounce Pegasos I allways try to lay the stress to "o".
    In the 90's here was the very popular and known nintendo tv game set in Poland widely known under "Pegasus" additional trademark.
    Because of that it allways makes people here think of that game set hearing the word "Pegasos", even if I carefuly lay the stress to "o". Then I have to explain this is not that gamebox with "Contra" and "Mario Bros" :-)

    [ Edited by r-tea on 2006/9/21 23:13 ]
    Mac mini G4@1,5GHz silent upgrade + Xerox Phaser 3140 + EPSON Perfection 1240U
    Commodore C64C + 2 x 1541II + Datasette + SD-Box

    I miss draggable screens... and do you? I know I'm in a minority unfortunately.
  • »21.09.06 - 23:11
    Profile
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    Intuition
    Posts: 1110 from 2013/5/24
    From: Nederland
    Quote:

    merko wrote:
    It's probably spelt like it is because the mythical horse Pegasus is spelt Pegasos in German for some reason (Germans don't like US?). :-)



    Call it nit-picking but the USAians can't even spell English words correctly never mind Greek, Latin or German words! ;)
    1.67GHz 15" PowerBook G4, 1GB RAM, 128MB Radeon 9700M Pro, 64GB SSD, MorphOS 3.15

    2.7GHz DP G5, 4GB RAM, 512MB Radeon X1950 Pro, 500GB SSHD, MorphOS 3.9
  • »27.07.13 - 12:22
    Profile