[LLVMdev] LLVM Logo

dpenry dpenry at ee.byu.edu
Thu Jul 30 09:06:28 PDT 2009

Did you mean to spell it as in the Welsh name?  The usual spelling is 
Llewellyn or Llewelyn

Someone asked about pronunciation.   The 'll' sound doesn't exist in 
English: it's an aspirated 'l'.  Say an 'l' while hissing out of one 
side of your mouth, and you'll get a crude approximation of it.

Llewellyn: hlew - EHL - in 
Llewelyn: hlew - EL - in

However, I have heard English speakers just say the 'll' as an 'l' and 
not get the ew quite right, giving lou-ellen.  That's probably the most 
common pronunciation of it in the US.


Nick Johnson wrote:
> If we need to name the llvm mascot, how about lleweelyn.... or perhaps
> even better, LLeVeelyM
> Nick
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Albert Graef<Dr.Graef at t-online.de> wrote:
>> m awful at this kind of stuff, but maybe someone could do a small
>> version of this with "LLVM Inside" or some such phrase on it, to be used
>> on websites of compilers using LLVM as their backend? LLVM is getting
>> much "brand recognition" in programmer circles these days, and the logo
>> should help to further promote that.

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