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Old 08-12-2013, 03:46 PM   #21
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Hey!?! Im only 23
Exactly you know what a betta is
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #22
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Exactly you know what a betta is
Sure sure! I get you think im an old fart! Jk
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #23
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Sure sure! I get you think im an old fart! Jk
Yea I'm 20 so pretty much lol
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:12 AM   #24
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I'm Chicago we call them bay-ta but the cheese heads said it different
Im from Wisconsin but was born in Chicago, I say bayta but have heard beta
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #25
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Maybe it's an east coast thing and these guys were from there? Idk I was like oh cool bay-ta setup and I got a funny look and it wasn't till later on I knew why lol
Its not an east coast thing. Here in virginia we call it bay-ta.
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I don't get it. It's spelt bet-ta so why say bay-ta? I say beh-ta but usually call them fighters.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:43 PM   #27
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Its not an east coast thing. Here in virginia we call it bay-ta.
Guess its just certain areas!
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #28
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Wow... People around me and I think is southern California too pronounce it bay-da.... Guess we are too relaxed here to pronounce t's.
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Although folks pronounce it "bay-ah" all the time, the correct pronounciation is "bet-uh". "Bay-tuh" (beta) is a letter in the Greek alphabet.
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Originally from Ohio and I say Bay-ta I live in Minnesota and they say Bay-ta here as well. I have never heard anyone call them bet-a
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #31
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For what it's worth, when a word has double consonants, the vowel preceding them is short. For example:
later / latter
taping / tapping
diner / dinner
riding / ridding
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For what it's worth, when a word has double consonants, the vowel preceding them is short. For example:
later / latter
taping / tapping
diner / dinner
riding / ridding
Except for: scrolled and patrolled. They have long vowel sounds. )
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:02 PM   #33
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The name of the genus is derived from ikan bettah, taken from a local dialect of Malay.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #34
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Except for: scrolled and patrolled. They have long vowel sounds. )
True; however, in this case, we're referring to words that are spelled the same save for the doubling of one consonant, which then changes the pronunciation of a vowel from long to short. There is no "scroled" or "patroled"
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I say bayta but have heard it pronounced betah
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The one thing about rules in engilsh grammar is there is always an exception.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #37
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The correct pronunciation is Bet-ah. But I say bayta or fighter
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It's pronounced like its spelled. Bet-uh
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I think 99% of people here in the US say bay-ta, unless they have looked up how to say it or have been corrected in the past lol

I've always said "bay-ta", even after being informed of the correct pronunciation. I tried a couple times to say "bet-ta" but people would look at me in confusion like "you mean bay-ta?" So I've stuck with it ever since then.
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I think 99% of people here in the US say bay-ta, unless they have looked up how to say it or have been corrected in the past lol

I've always said "bay-ta", even after being informed of the correct pronunciation. I tried a couple times to say "bet-ta" but people would look at me in confusion like "you mean bay-ta?" So I've stuck with it ever since then.
Lol I get the same. But I say it right anyway! lol
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