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Old 01-15-2012, 05:19 AM   #21 
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Both 'Betta' and 'Splendens' display as capitalized on my review field, but not on my post, above.

Is it incorrect?

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:24 AM   #22 
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Bettas is plural, betta is singular.

Because it has two ts, the 'a' doesn't effect the pronounciation of the e, so it should technically be bet-tah, the same way that people say 'let-ter' instead of 'lay-ter'. However, all the Americans I've heard say it bay-tah, which I find odd (no offence, guys). Over here, so many people don't even know their scientific name that it very rarely comes up.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:19 PM   #23 
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Proper way to say it is Bet-uh. I say Bay-Tah, cause it's easier and I sound dumb if I say it bet-uh thanks to my expander xP
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #24 
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You mean I was pronouncing it right all along? HAH! I had so many people tell me its Bay-Tah. :(
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:38 AM   #25 
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Bettas is plural, betta is singular.
Many Latin nouns ending in 'A' are pluralized 'ae'. Many use the singular form, relying on context for clarification. Many animal names in English use one form for singular as well as plural (deer, sheep).

Many experienced (older?) members of this forum pluralize Betta as Betta.

It should always be capitalized too, I think.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:58 AM   #26 
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I have *always* said Bet-tuh. Up until recently, when a Petsmart employee said "Bay-tuh", I had never heard it pronounced that way or even knew this word was a problem. XD But I never thought that the pronunciation of beta would make people say Betta that way. I feel kind of bad too, because my instant reaction was to just look at her like she was crazy.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #27 
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Oh, don't get me started on grammar rants. I don't think we've enough time.
Oh, my God, same. I could rant all day. Especially on Youtube.....
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:47 PM   #28 
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'Bey-ta'

Although sometimes 'better'. Don't know why.

In regards to the plural and singular, I'm actually beginning to just say Betta for both. Kinda like Samurai.

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:06 PM   #29 
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Thanks guys, but I'm still not sure what to say, definately not a beat-a tho!! Think as I'm British I'll go with Bet-tah because thats what the other Brits seem to be saying!
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:36 PM   #30 
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I have always said bet-tuh. Speaking of plural, it's bettas, not betta's.
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