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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 11:52 AM
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>3> the thai fighters from youtube say it the way dramaqueen said. it's a pluh-kot. 8U

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 12:05 PM
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I say it Plah-kat

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Dramaqueen's pronunciation (pluh-KOT) is the way I was told it is said properly, but I have heard all the other pronunciations as well.
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They should spell it different so it looks like it sounds.

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I don't mean to double post but I forgot to quote this. The change in pronunciation with the word "vase" is due to British VS American pronunciation, I do believe. E

ven though we have the same words that mean the same thing, we pronounce them differently on occasions such as with the word "aluminum." Americans say AH-LOO-MIN-UM while the British say "AH-LOO-MIN-EE-UM," which is a cultural difference. On that note, British people also pronounce "tuna" as "chuna," which I find strange. I do not believe that plakats fall into this category, though.
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the explaination.

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They should spell it different so it looks like it sounds.
I think it is spelled the way it is pronounced in Thailand. I think some of us are trying to pronounce it as if Plakat is an English language word.

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Is pronouncing Plakat as "Play-kat", "Plahk-et", or "Pleh-khat" the same as pronouncing vase as "veys", "veyz", or "vahz"?
Since the word most definently derives from πλακε which means flat, it would be pronounced, pla-kat i guess/

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Pluh-KOT.
this is my pronunciation.. or you can just call them "P" "K"'s.. lol

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>3> .- . i learned all my fin regrowth tricks from fighters.
tell me more.. interested in what they use for fin growth.

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Americans say AH-LOO-MIN-UM while the British say "AH-LOO-MIN-EE-UM," which is a cultural difference. On that note, British people also pronounce "tuna" as "chuna," which I find strange. I do not believe that plakats fall into this category, though.
Aluminium isn't really a matter of pronounciation. I was pretty amused coming here from a commonwealth country to find that the USA spells "Aluminum" without the "I"
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Aluminium isn't really a matter of pronounciation. I was pretty amused coming here from a commonwealth country to find that the USA spells "Aluminum" without the "I"
You're not the first person I've heard mention that XD It is really weird that we just went ahead and chopped out a middle letter/syllable from the word. We Americans and our crazy vernacular mutilations, you've just got to nod and smile.
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