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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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"plakat" pronunciation?

everything i've learned about bettas i've learned by reading, and the only knowledgeable person i talk to about them in person is my fiance, who learned it all right along me. we've been pronouncing plakat as "play cat" but today i called our LPS and asked if they had received any, and the person on the phone pronounced it "pleh kaht," which made me feel like an idiot. what is the correct way to say it? i really have to know!

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 10:13 PM
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I thought it was pronounced "plah-kat"... I'll have to keep an eye on this thread, 'cause I'm kinda curious, too.

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Ive always said it as "plahk-et"

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Pluh-KOT.
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Ive always said it as "plahk-et"

This is how I say it, also, with the emphasis on the "Plahk-"...

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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"?

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I have heard that the proper way to pronounce it is PLUH-KOT, as Dramaqueen said, but I have never heard anyone refer to one as such. Instead I hear people say "plah-kit" or "plah-kat" but people also believe they should live in 1/2 gallon unheated tanks for their whole lives.

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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"?
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.

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I pronounce it like "black cat" but with a P instead of a B. haha
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 09:57 AM
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Just googled it... The pronunciation according to them is Pluh-Kot. But thier definition was also "Poster" or "to Cry, to Weep" So maybe it's different if you're talking about bettas?

I've always pronounced it Plahk-et... I hate finding out I'm doing something wrong...
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