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Old 01-14-2012, 12:13 PM   #1 
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Smile How do you say Betta?!!!

Can some one help me out here, how do you say this fish's name!! Is it said Bet-ta or Beat-a?
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:19 PM   #2 
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I say "Bay-ta". Proper? IDK.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #3 
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like bed-tah

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/betta

click on the little microphone thing and u can hear it
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:24 PM   #4 
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Bet-uh. It also really irritates me when people say BAY-ta. Bet-uh sounds like the fish is more serene. I don't know if it's just me, though. But the correct pronunciation is Bet-uh.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:11 PM   #5 
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I think the bay-ta pronunciation comes from the similar word 'beta' -- with just one "T". That *is* pronounced "bay-ta" and is where the confusion comes from. :)
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:14 PM   #6 
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tomato-tomato?
To-MAY-to or To-MA-to.
its all dependent on the personal preference.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:29 PM   #7 
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I work in a store that sells fish and I say the proper Bet-uh. When I call them this to customers you would not believe how many people try to correct me to Bay-ta... lol

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Old 01-14-2012, 01:34 PM   #8 
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I say "bet-uh". "Bay-tah" is from the word beta, which is completely different.

What really drives me bonkers is people who pluralize with an apostrophe. Apostrophes signify possession, not plural, except in specific cases. You can have a betta's bowl, two bettas in two bowls, even two bettas' bowls, but not two betta's in one bowl. Rawrg lol
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:41 PM   #9 
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I say "bay-tah" because that's what I am used to hearing. And I got severely bashed and ganged up on for saying "expresso" instead of "espresso"... except I never heard "espresso" until the people came back from Italy and were being royal jerk wads to everyone

Anyways, I just go with what people say. 'Cept when it involved my "baggle" dog. She is NOT A BEAGLE >:( lol. A basset/beagle = baggle.
"what kind of dog is she?"
"A baggle."
"you mean beagle."
"No. BAGGLE."


then again betta is betta (baytuh is bettuh)
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #10 
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I say "bet-uh". "Bay-tah" is from the word beta, which is completely different.

What really drives me bonkers is people who pluralize with an apostrophe. Apostrophes signify possession, not plural, except in specific cases. You can have a betta's bowl, two bettas in two bowls, even two bettas' bowls, but not two betta's in one bowl. Rawrg lol
Oh, don't get me started on grammar rants. I don't think we've enough time.
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