Which name do you like more for a Mastodon streaming API high-performance binary?
the first one sounds cute, idk how to say the second one and it seems confusing
@Gargron how do you pronounce the second one
@Red Basically how it's written
@Gargron nahm ska did?
@Red More like nahm-skeh-did but yeah
@Gargron Post a poll with a random Icelandic option, and you give me no choice.
Post a poll with two random Icelandic options and I'll be forced to create another Fedi account.
@Gargron this is a thorny conundrum
@Gargron first one, 100%
@Gargron mostly because I have an actual chance of pronouncing it.
@Gargron Námskeiðið seems easy to pronounce and remember
@Gargron I like the idea of the non-Tootstrom name but I can't read it or imagine how to pronounce it. It looks like icelandic.
@Gargron Námskeiðið sounds like a lamp by Ikea.
You're a monster.
How about this?
@Gargron probably because non-Icelandic speakers have no idea how to pronounce it :P
@Gargron to be fair, it’s difficult to type 🙂
@Gargron I barely can pronounce english, Icelandic is out of my capabilities
@Gargron Uhm... that is not what that word means. Someone was pulling your leg.
Námskeiðið means the course (or class), as in "the Icelandic course".
Pronunciation: Nowm skay thith.
(skay like play, thith like sith with a lisp).
@HerraBRE Ah. Well, that's not too bad either. What would be Icelandic for stream (of water)?
@Gargron We have a lot of words for streams of water. We have a lot of water.
A few, sorted in ascending order by liters/sec:
straumur = current
gusa = splash
uppspretta = spring
flóð = flood
flóðgátt = floodgate
... the last one would be a tempting choice, because gátt is also used in the context of online services in general. Fitting for a firehose-style API (server side).
@Gargron "nowm scathe ith".
(I am a linguist, I have therefore literally no idea how to write things to convey pronunciation except by using the IPA, but that's my best try.)
@wlonk You can write IPA to me, I understand a little bit!
/naumskeiðið/ or so.
@Gargron We don't even know how to pronounce the word correctly. 😞 But it is a beautiful word, for sure! 🤗
@Gargron I voted for it!
@Gargron I'll be honest I have no idea what the second one means it just looks rad
@Gargron Call it Teratorn.
@Gargron I read the first one as "Tootstorm" and now I want that to be a thng.
@Gargron Streamodon ;)
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