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Why do people pronounce betta wrong?
American English is rife with words from other languages (proper nouns included), and we alter pronunciations, connotations, and usages to fit the needs or desires of our culture. We pronounce beta that way because that’s the form in which the word was popularized among speakers of American English.
Why are bettas lifeless?
As we have seen, bettas can die from poor water conditions, overfeeding, cool water temperatures, and a dangerous living situation. Aside from the physical damage these issues can cause, when your fish is under constant stress, he is more likely to get sick, and more likely to die.
Do betta fish hate their reflection?
Seeing His Own Reflection Bettas are extremely territorial fish, so if he sees his own reflection he’s going to try and scare it out of his territory. If you think your betta is seeing his own reflection then not only will he be pacing up and down the side of the tank, but he’ll also be flaring.
How is beta pronounced in UK?
Tips to improve your English pronunciation: Break ‘beta’ down into sounds: [BEE] + [TUH] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them. Record yourself saying ‘beta’ in full sentences, then watch yourself and listen. Look up tutorials on Youtube on how to pronounce ‘beta’.
How do you pronounce beta in British?
Originally Answered: Do Britons really pronounce “beta” as “bee-ta”? Yes, they do, and it’s only half wrong for modern Greek. The British “BEE-tah” is only correct for ancient Greek. Americans say “BAY-tah”, which is all wrong in modern Greek, and only half wrong for ancient Greek.
Why do bettas struggle to swim?
Parasites or bacterial infections can inflame the swim bladder as well. 2 Occasionally a hard blow from striking an object in the tank, a fight or fall can damage the swim bladder. Rarely fish are born with birth defects that affect the swim bladder, but in these cases, symptoms are usually present at an early age.
Why do betta fish curl up?
That said, I am quite concerned about his body curling and his inability to right himself in the water. It tends to occur most often when Bettas are fed a lot of dry pellets that swell in the gut when exposed to water. This can lead to pressure internally and the inability to regulate the swim bladder.
How do you entertain a betta fish?
Since bettas are territorial and do not play friendly with other similar types of fish, you can help entertain your betta fish with toys, plants, and other aquarium-friendly items. Bettas love lounging on leaves, hiding behind logs, and even playing with balls!
What is the difference between the British and American pronunciation of “beta”?
The British pronunciation follows the Great English Vowel shift, in shifting beːta to biːta. The American pronunciation beɪta < beːta is closer to the Mediaeval pronunciation of Anglo-Latin, and ultimately to Ancient Greek βῆτα.
Is it correct to pronounce “beta” as “Beeta”?
The “short” English “a” sound mostly doesn’t exist. So, pronouncing “beta” as “beeta” means it should be spelled “bita,” if the international pronunciation rules are being followed. And it is correct to pronounce “beta” as BAY-tuh, the American way, if those same rules are being followed.
Why do the British say “bee-ta” for the Greek letter “beta”?
Originally Answered: Why do the British say “Bee-ta” instead of “Bay-ta” for the Greek letter “Beta”? The Americans get it right. This question and its variants really does attract a disproportionate amount of stupid. The British pronunciation follows the Great English Vowel shift, in shifting beːta to biːta.
What is the Ancient Greek pronunciation of the word ‘bee-ta’?
The Ancient Greek pronunciation is believed to be somewhere in the region of “bear-ta” (thanks to Uri Granta (אורי גרנטה) for pointing out that I had this wrong before). As he describes, via the great vowel shift, British English then ended up with a pronunciation similar to “bee-ta”.