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How's “hiera” pronounced?

asked 2015-04-10 19:36:00 -0600

updated 2015-04-10 19:42:42 -0600

I tend to χeah-rah [çɪɛɹɑ]. But someone might also think of high-rah (like in hierarchy) or here-ra.

EDIT: [1] says it's just [hiera]. So like in he + erra(ta) [with short a]. I'm not convinced.

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Gary says it's the thing he says nobody knows how to pronounce. It's a self-referential joke ;)

jorhett gravatar imagejorhett ( 2017-04-20 14:46:53 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-04-10 21:36:16 -0600

GregLarkin gravatar image

I'm a Puppet Labs employee, and I pronounce it "high-ra", and so do all of the co-workers I've heard say it.

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Uh-huh. And how does the person say it who selected/suggested the name? „Get out your history books, class!“ (^.^)

Kai Burghardt gravatar imageKai Burghardt ( 2015-04-11 08:43:02 -0600 )edit

Another PL Employee here: "high-ra" is the only pronunciation I've heard around the Portland office. If you are looking for the historical perspective, pop into #puppet on IRC and ask around --- the original author is fairly active in that channel.

csharpsteen gravatar imagecsharpsteen ( 2015-04-11 10:23:13 -0600 )edit

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