On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 9:10 PM, Mark Volkmann <r.mark....@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 7:36 PM, Randall R Schulz <rsc...@sonic.net> wrote: >> >> On Saturday 03 January 2009 17:32, Tom Faulhaber wrote: >>> Think of a French-style j like in bonjour, Jean Renoir, or Jacques >>> Cousteau. That gives the word "Clojure" a sound that's *very* similar >>> to the concept of a closure. And the "j" evokes the JVM. >> >> And that is how I pronounce the middle consonant in "closure." > > Me too, but some pronounce it just like "closure". > > Hey Rich, can you confirm what is official according to you?
> > Should the "j" be pronounced like a "j" or like an "s"? >
Clojure is pronounced exactly like closure, where the s/j has the zh sound as in azure, pleasure etc.
> Did you pick the name based on starting with the word "closure" and > replacing the "s" with "j" for Java? It seems pretty likely, but it > would be nice to have that confirmed. >
The name was chosen to be unique. I wanted to involve c (c#), l (lisp) and j (java).
Once I came up with Clojure, given the pun on closure, the available domains and vast emptiness of the googlespace, it was an easy decision.