But just in case anyone is curious, it's NOT pronounced like 2 separate words:
Ether - Real
It's pronounced just like the real word 'ehtereal' in the english dictionary.
Here's a quote from Ethereal's FAQ:
Q 1.9: How do you pronounce Ethereal? Where did the name come from?
A: The English pronunciation can be found in Merriam-Webster's online dictionary at http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?b ... a=ethereal
According to the book "Computer Networks" by Andrew Tannenbaum, Ethernet was named after the "luminiferous ether" which was once thought to carry electromagnetic radiation. Taking that into consideration, Ethereal seemed like an appropriate name for something that started out as an Ethernet analyzer.
If you click on the link above to the online dictionary, there is a little speaker icon by the word where you can actually hear the word spoken.
I never really knew why there was such debate, but there you have it.
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