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Old 04-26-2004, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default How do you pronounce the name Tao?

The person with the name is of Chinese origin. Is it Tay - oh or Tah - o?

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Old 04-26-2004, 11:10 AM   #2
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'Tah-o' I guess is how I would write it.
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:13 AM   #3
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Tow (like towel)
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:13 AM   #4
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i thought it was pronounced 'dow'
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:13 AM   #5
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Tow (like towel)
That's what I learned in my greek days.
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:24 AM   #6
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Default How do you pronounce the name Tao?

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i thought it was pronounced 'dow'
Same, like the Book of Tao (Tao Te Ching) is pronounced that way.
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:24 AM   #7
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i thought it was pronounced 'dow'
It's probably a phonetic translation of dow.... as in dowel... haha
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:25 AM   #8
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Tow (like towel)
That's what I learned in my greek days.
That's TAU
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:25 AM   #9
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i thought it was pronounced 'dow'
You are correct sir.

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Old 04-26-2004, 11:27 AM   #10
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:29 AM   #11
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Dow is my vote.

BTW, everyone I know pronouces the greek letter as "Taw"
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:31 AM   #13
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Dow is my vote.

BTW, everyone I know pronouces the greek letter as "Taw"
That's TAU!!!
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:32 AM   #14
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Dow is my vote.

BTW, everyone I know pronouces the greek letter as "Taw"
Do you live in the South or something?
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:36 AM   #15
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Dow is my vote.

BTW, everyone I know pronouces the greek letter as "Taw"
Do you live in the South or something?
(tou, tô)

Seems to be the accetable pronunciations. Tomato, Tomahto. This is NJ/southeast PA.
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:49 AM   #16
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ok.. then what about Tso?? Like in General Tso's Chicken! Is it "so", "Tow" ...???
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:57 AM   #17
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it's like sour without the r. tsao
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:58 AM   #18
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Dow is my vote.

BTW, everyone I know pronouces the greek letter as "Taw"
That's TAU!!!
Isn't tau also pronounced "tow" like "now"?
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Old 04-26-2004, 12:00 PM   #19
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Add me to the "dow" list.
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Yep, "dow".
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it's like sour without the r. tsao

Ah..makes sense
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Old 04-26-2004, 12:03 PM   #23
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Dow is my vote.

BTW, everyone I know pronouces the greek letter as "Taw"
That's TAU!!!
Isn't tau also pronounced "tow" like "now"?
(tou, t?)

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no seriously, dow
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If its Tau - as in the greet letter - then "Taw"
If its Tao - as in an Asian name - then sort of like "cow" - yes i did write "cow"
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