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#1 Matt T

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:08

This has bugged me for ages - how do you pronounce the word BETA? I've heard it pronounced "beater", "better" and "beader" and as you can imagine, it's been rather confusing for me. :wacko:

So how do you pronounce it?


#2 headless_armadillo

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:10

beater :)

#3 kjordan2001

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:11

bay-tuh

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:11

Yeah Beat'a, unlike the US who say Bayta

#5 vetColin-uk

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:10

I say it 'better'.

I thought it was only americans that pronounced it beater :p

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:14

Yeah Beat'a, unlike the US who say Bayta

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Aye,

I was having an argument with a friend at work.. In the UK it's Beat'a, in the US its Bayta.

Simple :)

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#7 Keito

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:10

Yeah Beat'a, unlike the US who say Bayta

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No... it's more of a Bay-ta then Beater.

http://www.pathguy.com/alphabet.htm
http://www.cs.utk.ed...nunciation.html
http://en.wikipedia....i/Beta_(letter)

People studying greek will know best, next to greek people :p

#8 plasticparadox

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:15

I've always said bay-tuh, but now you got me thinking.

Alphabet = Alpha + Beta. Could beta be pronounced 'beh-tuh'?

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:11

Huh? where the hell did the "er" come from?!?!?!!?

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#10 rootwiler

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:17

bay-tah

#11 quartec

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:19

bi ta

#12 brotherrabbit

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:19

No offense, but if that is how they say it in the UK, then the UK'ers don't know how to sound out words correctly. That's a horrible mispronouning

#13 phoe*nix

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:15

I was wondering this aswell. I say "Bee-ta". I think that's the same as "beater" and "beat'a". I've always heard americans say "bay-ta" but never heard "better" before :s

#14 Kcinay

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:22

BéTA>

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#15 The Gauge

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 13:18

It's true. We in the UK, who speak proper English :), pronounce it "beater" whereas the Americans pronounce it "beyter".

Unlike the word 'Data' which the UK pronounces "Dayter" and the US pronounces "Darta"... unless you're watching ST: TNG.

Just don't confuse this pronunciation with Feta cheese, which is said "fetta".

I'm going back to bed. This is all too much.