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How do you say betta? I'm just asking because people at my LPS say bet-tuh. Which sounds strange to me.
I've heard these other pronunciations:

bay-duh
bed-duh
bet-tuh
bay-tuh

Which one is it???
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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 08:51 PM
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Bet-tuh, I believe (: I occasionally find myself saying "bay-ta", as that's what I grew up with.

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Bet-tuh.
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I say bet-tuh.


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I feel foolish D: I thought it was "How is the pronunciation supposed to be?"

I call it bet-tuh in my head, bet-tuh and bay-tuh out loud.

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post #8 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 10:44 PM
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Call them bet uhs

That is the correct pronunciation.. :D

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I know it's pronounced bet-tuh but I can't bring myself to say it like that! I grew up knowing it's "bay-tuh" >.< Oh well (haha)
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post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 08:55 AM
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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).
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