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Old 02-04-2008, 12:15 PM
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I'd say one in four or five Americans pronounce it the British English 'way'. I think it's just a matter of Soong's pronunciation of the name when he created Data. If you had a name that could be pronounced two different ways, wouldn't you want them calling you by the same name your parents gave you?
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:54 PM
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I would...

Look at people in Hollywood, their are a lot of people that will have a named spelled one way, and yet pronouce it in some Fancy Metro Sexual Hip way.

Jon Louis David = Junn Lewie Div Eed

bleh, what is that.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:21 AM
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I dont think that American's can be generalized so much to think that we say all say "dah-ta." I say "day-ta base."

Just as in Britain...there are many many dialects and forms of regional-speak in American. I'm trying to think of an example where I actually use "dah-ta." I can't think of one. I always say "day-ta." But my next door neighbor might be the opposite of me. I think we mix it up from person to person and useage to useage.

Of course when it comes to Data the character...everyone says DAY-TA.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:15 AM
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I myself tend to use dah-ta to talk about a particular piece of information. If there is a sum of information, i tend to use day-ta. ie: there is lots of "day-ta" on the subject. vs. the "dah-ta" on today's temperature is missing. I don't know if anyone else uses it in such context, but that's how i've typically used it.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:06 AM
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I would...

Look at people in Hollywood, their are a lot of people that will have a named spelled one way, and yet pronouce it in some Fancy Metro Sexual Hip way.

Jon Louis David = Junn Lewie Div Eed

bleh, what is that.

that reminds me of joachim....but I here woc keem.
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