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Old 11th Jan 2019, 16:48
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Qt - Pronounced 'Cute'.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 17:07
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Ok so what's the consensus on "darta" or "dayta" as pronunciations for data?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 17:39
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Ok so what's the consensus on "darta" or "dayta" as pronunciations for data?
However you say it, the battle to remember that "data" is a plural noun is long lost.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 18:08
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Originally Posted by UniFoxOs View Post
Ok so what's the consensus on "darta" or "dayta" as pronunciations for data?
In aviation circles, it should of course rhyme with IATA.

I suppose it depends on which datums you use.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 18:23
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Or Da-ta as in "Daddy."
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 18:50
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Hmm. My rule is looking pretty shaky now.
There is also gypsy, gypsum, gibbet, gymnasium, gin.

I say "dayta"

Another one - is it project or proh-ject?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 19:39
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Originally Posted by Blues&twos View Post
Another one - is it project or proh-ject?
I don't think it's ever spelled with an "h" or a hyphen , pronunciation depends on whether you mean project (noun) or project (verb).
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 19:40
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Always heard it pronounced with the hard G - and there are a lot of IT types around Boeing (many of them from other parts of the world).

Another interesting one - Wifi. In the US it's always pronounced "WhyFhy" - but in other parts of the world I've heard 'WeFe'
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 20:06
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I've also heard it pronounced 'whiffy',but that sounds like a bad smell to me.
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Originally Posted by Allan Lupton View Post
However you say it, the battle to remember that "data" is a plural noun is long lost.
Not here it's not. Now sort out the grammar in that.
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Jigabyte is probably a Java Framework that bytes. And until PC's leak oil, Americans get to do the pronouncing.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 21:34
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Originally Posted by old,not bold View Post
Not here it's not.
Both the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries identify it as a noun that can be both singular and plural, depending on usage, the latter particularly in scientific disciplines.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 21:48
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User input errors are pronounced Eye Dee Ten Tee, which is written as: ID10T.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 21:59
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As a computer engineer with 45 years' experience, I think I am qualified to say that anybody who pronounces it as 'Jigabyte' is a script kiddie! What you hear in "Back to the Future' is just fantasy, as are most products of Hollywood. One case in point is that they always get radio call-ups wrong. You never say 'to' when calling, it is always 'from', as in "called party this is calling party".

As a junior tech at Bell Canada, I starred in a promotional film where the director told me to feed paper tape into a teletype machine backwards for the camera. I could strip down the machine and show him the ratchets that fed the wheel, but he was the director and he said that was the way you fed tape in. (He had seen it before :-) )

I have never believed anything I have seen in a film since!
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 23:00
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Originally Posted by ve3id View Post
What you hear in "Back to the Future' is just fantasy, as are most products of Hollywood.
Well the film is fantasy, but the usage is standard US, albeit slightly archaic - see the link in my previous post.

But I'm glad to hear that you Canadians use the British pronunciation instead.
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Another interesting one - Wifi. In the US it's always pronounced "WhyFhy" - but in other parts of the world I've heard 'WeFe'
I remember as a teen visting the Netherlands, being fascinated that they called a VW a "VeeWee." Which, given the "wee size" of the original Bug, seemed weirdly appropriate.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 02:27
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The verb is "pro-JECT"
The noun is either proh-ject or else it is prod-ject.

In Germany, a VW is a Fow-Vay, and an American car is laughed at.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 07:00
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Gigabyte - I once found it amusing to hear someone pronounce it as Jiggy-bytes.
George - In MotoGP they pronounce it Hor-hay.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 07:45
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George - In MotoGP they pronounce it Hor-hay.
As do around half a billion Spanish speakers.
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Is that donkey speak or what ?
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