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I am not a native English speaker. So I am confused whether TeX Live should be pronounced as [tek liv] or [tek laiv]?

Thanks in advance.

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    "laiv" (to use your phonetic version) so that it sounds the same as "alive" - it's a metaphor from broadcasting I believe - programmes that go out "live" instead of pre-recorded. – Thruston Apr 4 '15 at 10:15
  • @Thruston, thank you for your tips and explanations. – xmllmx Apr 4 '15 at 10:16
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    You're welcome - everyday I am impressed by how well non-native speakers use my mother tongue! – Thruston Apr 4 '15 at 10:28
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For the pronounce of "TeX", see question What is the correct pronunciation of TeX and LaTeX?. Pronunciation is /tɛx/ or /tɛk/.

"Live" is the plain English word "live" pronounced as an adjective, not as verb, see question The pronunciation of the word “Live”. Pronunciation is /laɪv/ (Oxford Learners Dictionaries).

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    You might like to make it clear that you mean "pronounced as an adjective" and not "to rhyme with adjective"... :-) – Thruston Apr 4 '15 at 10:30

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