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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:19 pm 
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I've been shopping for a watch for my sons 18th, all the shop assistants are pronouncing titainium as tyetainium, (not correct spelling), but you get the idea.
I know our state side bikers pronounce it that way but I've always said titainium, or have things changed ?
Maybe I now own two aloomium bikes :?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:21 pm 
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Tie tay nee um.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:25 pm 
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Pronunciation: tI'teyneeum

'Tit ay nee um' is funnier though.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:33 pm 
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Titanium

You do not pronounce it TIT ;) but Tai (as in Tai Chi or Tie ;))

the part that normally gets chained is the tanium I've always pronounce it tay-nium, but then that would be my accent.
Some might pronounce it Ta-nium (ta very much).

Quick look and Wikipedia says it's pronounced /taɪˈteɪniəm/ :?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:34 pm 
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Personally, I say tit anium, because I is english.....


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:53 pm 
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potaytoes potartoes... :roll: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:55 pm 
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The amercians at Le mans ....

There goes a jagWAH!! or PorSHER !!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:05 pm 
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It doesn't mater what side of the Atlantic you're on, according to the OED the origin of the word is from the Greek word 'Titan'. 'Titan' is pronounced 'tie-tan'. So... 'titanum' pronounced tie-tay-nium.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:17 pm 
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au contraire...

http://www.learnancientgreek.com/PREVALFA.HTM

scroll down to the letter T and you'll find Titanes and you can hear it pronounced "teetaaness"


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:17 pm 
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rosstheboss wrote:
Personally, I say tit anium, because I is english.....
I'm with you on this one, cos the blue tyets in my garden is gonna get confused as well as me :?


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