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Old 02-09-2005, 12:40 PM   #1
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Pronunciations. . .

I have seen a few times when people would like to know how to pronounce something like scientific names of fish and what not. I thought it might be kina neat to have a thread dedicated to that. I alway see words that I have no idea how to say, so I just don't say them. Good idea or bad?
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:50 PM   #2
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SW has a sticky of pronunciations, we could do the same.

cichlid = sick lid
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betta = beda
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Old 02-09-2005, 02:36 PM   #4
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shouldn't Betta = bay-da. Thats how I say it.
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shouldn't Betta = bay-da. Thats how I say it.
Nope! Despite that fact that "bay-da" seems to be the way 99% of people pronounce it, the proper way is actually "bed-a", as RogerMcAllen said...
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:21 PM   #6
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OK I'll try to correct my speach, but its going to be hard
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tetra = teh trah

*The simplier the betta!*
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:16 PM   #8
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is it Mbuna = um boo na
or Mbuna = ma boo na
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is it Mbuna = um boo na
or Mbuna = ma boo na
I believe, in the original tongue, that the former is correct, but the latter is most commonly used in North America.
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if Mbuna is in the language of swahili then every letter is pronounced
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if Mbuna is in the language of swahili then every letter is pronounced
Kiswahili, please! :P Now don't make me hit you with a kibua!

"Mbuna" is actually chiTumbuku, and means "rock dweller".
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well then .... i am a cook/chef not a fricken language major LOL Swahili is the north american way to say it and is accepted as much as kiswahili as far as i can tell

I was just wondering cause Mbuna (i think it was) in kiswahili means river .... i work with a girl that is from the rift lake area of Africa.
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I have always said : M-buna, fwiw. No plans to stop... 8)

Betta is indeed: beda, because "bay-ta" is how you pronounce the word BETA, with one "T."

Great thread!!

Hmmm.... what else?
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I know it's not fresh-water, but

anenome--an enemy

I didn't learn how to pronounce it until I watched Finding Nemo
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I thought it was anemone: an-em-o-nee
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Ok, I never took Latin so how do you say:

Colisa lalia

is it La-LIA with emphasis on the LIA

or

LA-lia with emphasis on the LA?

Thanks, I've been dying to know.
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What is Colisa lalia
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I have always said : M-buna, fwiw. No plans to stop... 8)

Betta is indeed: beda, because "bay-ta" is how you pronounce the word BETA, with one "T."

Great thread!!

Hmmm.... what else?
It is 'bett-a'!!!
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