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To: illiac
How do you pronounce... θ
25 posted on 09/06/2013 1:23:11 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

I was wondering the same thing. If it was a pictogram, it looks like a closed mouth, so I would guess you pronounce it as ‘mmmmmmm’ as in Homer Simpson saying ‘mmmmm bacon’


27 posted on 09/06/2013 1:26:26 PM PDT by wattsgnu
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To: GeronL

Actually pronounced th - beck - con


32 posted on 09/06/2013 1:28:16 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: GeronL
The character is Greek: "theta".

It's pronounced like the 'th' in thorazine.

However, I do not know why it is included in the pronunciation guide for an English word

49 posted on 09/06/2013 1:41:43 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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θ I think it's pronounced dasho. So it's really dashobacon, which I thought was just shy of being enough for a sammich.
52 posted on 09/06/2013 1:52:37 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: GeronL
How do you pronounce... θ

I believe that's the Greek letter, 'theta' (thae-ta).

I have no idea what phonetic sound it stands for.

85 posted on 09/06/2013 8:18:24 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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