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Well, technically, it's supposed to be bet-tuh in English. But, what are words besides what we make them? I say bay-tuh. I get annoyed with people who say that's "wrong." And, I'm sure if the people who make dictionaries cared about bettas, they'd eventually put in that both pronunciations are acceptable (like the multiple acceptable pronunciations for semicolon).
Good point. Many words have different pronunciations, depending on where you live. Around here, it has ALWAYS been "bay-tuh", not "bet-tuh". If you said, "Bet-tuh" to anyone, most people would try to correct you as "bay-tuh". Besides, what does it really matter, when usually you can tell by the context of the conversation what the person is talking about?

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Call them bet uhs

That is the correct pronunciation.. :D
sorry but thats wrong its bay-tuh. not bet tuh that just sounds bd(bad)

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sorry but thats wrong its bay-tuh. not bet tuh that just sounds bd(bad)
Actually, from the sites I've seen, bet-tuh IS the correct pronunciation. It's just that the pronunciation has changed as the fish spread out more.

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I always say bay-tuh

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It depends entirely on where you live and what you grew up with. Just because the dictionary says something is correct doesn't make it so: My mom grew up saying lilock instead of lilac, and when I went with my family on a trip to DC, the "natives" (lol) got a huge kick out of us saying "ki-yote" instead of "ki-yo-tea". (Why we were talking about coyotes is beyond me :P) Around here, where I live, everyone says "bay-tuh". And honestly, it just sounds strange for me to do any different. :)


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I say Bay-tuh or Bay-duh. So does everyone I know. I believe both "Bay-tuh" and "Bet-tuh" are right, depending on whatever you say... I've never heard someone say "Bet-tuh" before.


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I say bet-tuh, and it sounds weird to me when people say bay-tah. Reminds me of 'beta' when it's pronounced like that. But I guess it's a tomato/tomatoe thing.


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