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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 11:49 PM
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The word Betta comes from a local Siamese name for Siamese Fighting fish, “Ikan Bettah”. The contemporary Thai name for this fish is Pla-kad.

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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 01:07 AM
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The word Betta comes from a local Siamese name for Siamese Fighting fish, “Ikan Bettah”. The contemporary Thai name for this fish is Pla-kad.

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yeah, it's lovely. But I found other sources that said it is indonesian, rather than thailandese/siamese. So which is it, any natives from those countries that can say? The one who said it's indonesian was from that country, or so he said.


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I guess I don't get as worked up about it...

My name is pronounced "Meh-gan," but I never correct anyone who says "May-gan."

Same exact vowel sounds...

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I guess I don't get as worked up about it...

My name is pronounced "Meh-gan," but I never correct anyone who says "May-gan."

Same exact vowel sounds...
I never thought about that... my cousin's name me Megan, and so is my neighbors little girl. When I started saying both ways to say it outloud, it sounded so much the same to me that I'm not sure which way I even say it when speaking to them Gotta pay attention to that next time XD


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