Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-12-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCommunityCichlid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 4,203
How do you say betta?

I and everyone else around here pronounces them as bay-ta but I was up north and they were calling them bet-ta. How do you say it?
__________________

__________________
TheCommunityCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jwh0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 5,563
Im from the south. I say bay-ta. Never heard em called bet-ta
__________________

__________________
Fluffy's History!
jwh0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCommunityCichlid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 4,203
I'm Chicago we call them bay-ta but the cheese heads said it different
__________________
TheCommunityCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Sidman24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 752
I'm from Ohio. Bay-ta
__________________
Sidman24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 11:54 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Conman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 147
I'm from Massachusetts we say Bet-tah
__________________
Conman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 11:55 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
cgthebeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: In a house
Posts: 3,085
I from redneck junction down here and I've heard it both ways I say bay-ta
__________________
36 gallon fresh water

10g saltwater
cgthebeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jwh0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 5,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conman View Post
I'm from Massachusetts we say Bet-tah
Why do you say it like that?
__________________
Fluffy's History!
jwh0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jwh0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 5,563
Well according to the dictionary its suppose to be "bet-uh"

http://m.dictionary.com/d/?q=betta
__________________
Fluffy's History!
jwh0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCommunityCichlid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 4,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conman View Post
I'm from Massachusetts we say Bet-tah
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
__________________
TheCommunityCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mebbid's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 12,625
Up here in Michigan its both Bet-ta and Bay-ta I personally use the latter
__________________
"The simplest explanation for some phenomenon is more likely to be accurate than more complicated explanations." -Occam's razor
Mebbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fett999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Ipswich
Posts: 107
I say bay-ta, but most people here in the uk say Siamese fighter and wouldn't know what a betta was however you said it. Lol. Kinda solves the problem of how to say it I suppose.
__________________
Fett999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 12:37 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Cactuspixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Queensland Australia
Posts: 1,830
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fett999 View Post
I say bay-ta, but most people here in the uk say Siamese fighter and wouldn't know what a betta was however you said it. Lol. Kinda solves the problem of how to say it I suppose.
They are mostly called Siamese fighters here too (Australia) but when we do say it, we say bet-uh
__________________
Cactuspixie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
AngelFishGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 880
Minnesota = bay-tah

Never heard of "beh-tuh"
__________________
I may be a little TOO obsessed with my angels...
AngelFishGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #14
Niv
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Niv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 7
I am from the uk so I say fighter I had to google to find out what bettas were wjen I joined this forum as that term is not used here at all
__________________
Niv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 02:27 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jwh0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 5,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niv View Post
I am from the uk so I say fighter I had to google to find out what bettas were wjen I joined this forum as that term is not used here at all
Dont feel bad. If you say fighter fish here in the us most people will look at you like your the dumb one!
__________________
Fluffy's History!
jwh0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 02:31 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Bakersfield, California
Posts: 259
Baytah.
__________________
CalebZachary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 02:32 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCommunityCichlid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 4,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwh0818 View Post

Dont feel bad. If you say fighter fish here in the us most people will look at you like your the dumb one!
Or your old.... I say betta and some older folk are like what's a betta? So then I change it to fighting fish
__________________
TheCommunityCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Salukie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 219
It's a bet-uh, eh!

Lol
__________________
10g, red cherry shrimp.
60g, goldfish.
Salukie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 03:10 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Autumnsky's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 14,821
Correct pronunciation is with a soft e like eh but most people here in Colorado say long a sound - ay

Beta testing - long a sound
better / butter / dinner / summer/ simmer - soft e

Betta- soft e / Phonetics rule from ABC Fast Phonics "When a word has a vowel followed by two of the same consonants in a row (called a double consonant), a short sound is used for the vowel."

Now I doubly am sure!

But communication is about communicating, just like the previous poster who had to look up the word Betta, he didn't know because it is called something different there, I normally say to people "Behtah, or Bayta" in the same breath to see which they recognize and keep going with Behta if they don't stare quizically at me.
__________________
FW & SW
Favorite tank right now - 12G Edge nano fish

New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?
Start here - Aquarium Advice Article
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide...ater-aquarium/
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 03:28 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jwh0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 5,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheCommunityCichlid View Post

Or your old.... I say betta and some older folk are like what's a betta? So then I change it to fighting fish
Hey!?! Im only 23
__________________

__________________
Fluffy's History!
jwh0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.