How Do You Spell/pronounce "betta"?

How do you spell/pronounce "betta"?

  • spell: betta, pronounce: "bay-tuh"

    Votes: 9 60.0%
  • spell: betta, pronounce: "beh-tuh"

    Votes: 6 40.0%
  • spell: beta, pronounce: "bay-tuh"

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • spell: beta, pronounce: "beh-tuh"

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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AxolotlAquarist

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I've seen this spelled and pronounced both ways, and I was wondering which you normally do. More commonly I've heard/seen "betta" pronounced "bay-tuh" but sometimes I've heard people say "beh-tuh." Tell me which you do!
 

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Spelling it is Betta, that's the scientific name in the books. It's supposed to be pronounced Bet-tuh because they're names have been derived from an Old Asian Warrior Clan known as "Bettah" (see the "e" ?) and for their fighting tendencies. But, depending on where u live, pronounciation is different . I say it "wrong" as bay-tuh because beh-tuh is kinda hard to pronounce clearly
 

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It is pronounced bet-tuh (like you are making a bet) although I know I say it wrong. I say it like Bay-tuh. Like ..alpha.. betta ..they are spelled differently, but that rarely matters lol
 

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Most people say "bay-tah" and so do I even though I know it's "beh-tah". I just don't want to be "that guy" going around saying it different and correcting everyone just because I own one.

Potayto - Potahto
 

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How you pronounce it isn't quite as important as how you spell it. Most people who say Bay-tah usually end up mis-spelling it as well. Following English grammar, it is properly pronounced Bet-tah because of the double TT; however, it is also more proper due to the origin of the name, as given above by KinsKicks.
 

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I've always spelled it "betta" but I pronounced it "bay tah" until I looked up the pronunciation a few months before buying one. Everyone around me pronounces it "bay tah" but I choose to use the proper pronunciation just because that's the way it's supposed to be.
 

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I have never heard anyone say bay-tuh. All the stores around me say beh-tah or beh-tuh. I say beh-tah and spell it betta
 

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Like better but with "ah" at the end. Personally I think the e should be short, BAY-tah (beta) is the second letter of the Greek alphabet or a kind of beet.

However you pronounce it, gotta love 'em.
 

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ive always pronounced it as bay-tah which I always get called out on by betta "lovers" lol
 

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