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Topic: How to pronounce "Arduino" ? (Read 41 times) previous topic - next topic


This is how you can pronounce the board's name in proper Italian, download the sound file in the format that better suits you:


"Add a bit of jazz and swing between the 'Ah' and the 'du' - then say the 'ino' as in "ee no""

Cool, i think that is the better pronunciation for the word ARDUINO.


its made up of two old italian words(latin based) it means "hard-work" and "small" like  the English word "arduous" and ino means small...




According to a recent article from wired magazine (in italian) http://mag.wired.it/rivista/storie/hai-un-idea-geniale-fai-come-mr-arduino-regalala-e-diventa-ricco.html
The board was named after a pub in the surroundings of the Interaction Design Institute, Ivrea , Tourin , Italy.
Obviously Arduino is not just a pub's name, it's a proper (not so common) noun!

Arduino is still used as a name and surname, in Italy and probably in most european countries. Infact according to a great italian site for name and surnames (in italian) http://www.gens.labo.net/it/nomi/genera.html?nome=arduino :
"It comes from the germanic name, Harduwin or Hardwin, made by hardu-, "strong" and wini, "friend", spread by the tribal population of the Franks  in the IXth century, consolidated thanks to  the prestige of few saints and the Italian king Arduino d'Ivrea (1002-1015).
The name day can be celebrated the 15th of august in memory of Saint Arduino from Rimini, died in 1009."

As of today this noun has more spread use as a surname
As you can see from the graph here http://www.gens.labo.net/it/cognomi/genera.html?cognome=ARDUINO&t=cognomi

The name has even more wide spread use when meaning our lovely microcontroller , so let's take this for the first, most important, meaning of the word Arduino !

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