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Old 01-01-2002, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default How do you pronounce "VIA"?

Silly question, but I am curious.

Is it with a long "I" as in Mariah (Carey),

with the "I" pronounced as an "E" as in pizzaria,

or do you spell it out as V-I-A?
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Old 01-01-2002, 10:10 AM   #2
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Veeah

Like pizzaria.
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Old 01-01-2002, 10:12 AM   #3
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erm i think someone asked this question already, hehe
and this topic is better for the off topic forum (mod move this thread?)

but it is pronounced as: vee-ah
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Old 01-01-2002, 04:36 PM   #4
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I usually call it
vee-eye-ay

Letter by letter basically.
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Old 01-01-2002, 05:01 PM   #5
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vee - yah
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Old 01-01-2002, 06:19 PM   #6
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Piece-of-sh**.
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Old 01-01-2002, 06:42 PM   #7
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Piece-of-sh**.

Well, now wasn't that an informed and helpful response :Q
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Old 01-01-2002, 06:58 PM   #8
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why, that's how I pronounce "VIA".
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Old 01-01-2002, 07:12 PM   #9
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Like its supposed to be

VIA. Not VEA...:disgust: its VIA
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Old 01-01-2002, 08:00 PM   #10
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Anand used to have some MPG's of interviews with him on the site, you may be able to find them on the web. Watch the videos and see the wiz kid in action. You pick up all the proper pronunciations including via and linux. He's VERY well spoken for his age.
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Old 01-01-2002, 08:22 PM   #11
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I say Viy-a
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Old 01-02-2002, 01:47 AM   #12
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If I said vee-yah all my friends would laugh at and flog me for sounding like an american .
I say it like gogeeta does.
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Old 01-02-2002, 02:18 AM   #13
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Well, for the company, it's vee-a. For the word, it's vee-a or vy-a.
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Old 01-02-2002, 04:42 AM   #14
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I pronounce it "VEE-UH" because i'm an american cracker and it just sounds right but I think they should change their name to "everyone bitches about our chipsets but 95% of the people doing the bitching don't know how to build a computer and want the easy way out so go get some gay intel chipset and a p4"
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Old 01-02-2002, 05:23 AM   #15
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<< I pronounce it "VEE-UH" because i'm an american cracker and it just sounds right but I think they should change their name to "everyone bitches about our chipsets but 95% of the people doing the bitching don't know how to build a computer and want the easy way out so go get some gay intel chipset and a p4" >>



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Old 01-02-2002, 10:09 PM   #16
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I second that.
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Old 01-02-2002, 10:36 PM   #17
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Vai-ya...

Bios = Bye-Ahs
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Old 01-02-2002, 10:58 PM   #18
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<< If I said vee-yah all my friends would laugh at and flog me for sounding like an american .
I say it like gogeeta does.
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Your friends must not be Spanish. Well, OK, the Spanish pronunciation hits a cross between a B and a V for the first consonant.
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Old 01-02-2002, 11:57 PM   #19
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Damn you all. You mean it is not V-I-A?

Anyway, if not V-I-A, there is a word via. He traveled from London to Manchester via Oxford. Pronounced vi'a (according the the OD) The ' indicates the main stressed vowel. So, similar to lier, hire, fire.
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Old 01-03-2002, 02:32 AM   #20
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<< Damn you all. You mean it is not V-I-A?

Anyway, if not V-I-A, there is a word via. He traveled from London to Manchester via Oxford. Pronounced vi'a (according the the OD) The ' indicates the main stressed vowel. So, similar to lier, hire, fire.
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Furthermore, the etymology of that word is the latin word via, which means road. That is pronounced wee-uh, but then again, this isn't Latin. Vee-uh is correct for the company, and vee-uh or vy-uh is correct for the english word (U.S. english, can't speak to Queen's english).
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Old 01-03-2002, 04:50 AM   #21
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I pronouce it Vee- a . Some people pronounce it like the first two syllables of Vi-a-gra
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Old 01-03-2002, 04:53 AM   #22
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I thoght it was an acronym for a "Viagra", the super chipset. It gets my server going all day long, all night long.
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Old 01-03-2002, 06:10 AM   #23
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Hey Mod's.....How do you pronounce LOCK?
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Old 01-03-2002, 08:41 PM   #24
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According to this video on the www.viatech.com web site ("Introducing the Eden Platform"):

Eden movie

...Via is pronounced VEE'-uh .
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