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Old 02-01-2008, 10:00 AM
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I also pronounce data as day-ta. Most of the people I know (non-trekkies) also pronounce it that way.
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OK so we all know he is called 'Data' obviously.

Here in England though we pronounce the word "Day-ta" where as the Americans say "Dah-ta"

Why then is his name pronounced in the English way not the American?
It goes both ways here in the states, and probably everywhere else too... I say "Day-ta" as well as all my friends that know who he is... which I think is only 1. :P
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Data was his name, so it is formal. So it is pronounced Day-tah

I do not remember the episode, But I do remember someone calling him Dah-ta. Of course Data corrected them.
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Data was his name, so it is formal. So it is pronounced Day-tah

I do not remember the episode, But I do remember someone calling him Dah-ta. Of course Data corrected them.
Look at post 6 and you know who called him Dah-ta

Simplest solution: a British man gave him his name.
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Look at post 6 and you know who called him Dah-ta

Simplest solution: a British man gave him his name.
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In one of the episodes from Season 2, Dr. Pulaski asks the same question of Data. She also asks, since he is an android, why would he care about the pronunciation. He responds, "Because one is my name. The other is not."
lol, I should have known it was Dr. Pulaski. Arrg! I just wanted to slap her when ever I saw her on TV.
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The original intent, according to the first writer's guide, was to pronounce it "Dah-ta."

However, Americans tend not to pronounce hard "t" sounds in the middle of words - we turn them into "d" sounds. We pronounce "water" as "wader."

"Dah-ta" had a tendency to come out of a lot of actors mouths indistinguishable from "dada."
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The original intent, according to the first writer's guide, was to pronounce it "Dah-ta."

However, Americans tend not to pronounce hard "t" sounds in the middle of words - we turn them into "d" sounds. We pronounce "water" as "wader."

"Dah-ta" had a tendency to come out of a lot of actors mouths indistinguishable from "dada."
Sounds like the right answer to me
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:52 AM
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I can see why people from other countries have trouble learning English...

Words like...

Read - I need to read chapter two for class tomorrow
Read - I read chapter two last night

Live - I live in constant fear that Mitt Romulan will be our next president
Live - The singer performed live in concert last night

Are spelled the same, but pronounced differently
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Yeah, I think Data is actually pronounced Day-da. lol
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I can see why people from other countries have trouble learning English...

Words like...

Read - I need to read chapter two for class tomorrow
Read - I read chapter two last night

Live - I live in constant fear that Mitt Romulan will be our next president
Live - The singer performed live in concert last night

Are spelled the same, but pronounced differently
Or pronounced and spelled the same despite having different meanings:

i) The car is stationary
ii) I must get some more stationary for the office

Would confuse me if I were learning English

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