Which name do you like more for a Mastodon streaming API high-performance binary?
I'm sad nam-skeh-did (Icelandic for "stream") is not winning
@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 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 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).
@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.)
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