How do you pronounce the name Tao?

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  1. imported_Ziggy

    imported_Ziggy Senior member

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

    Thanks!
     
  2. Beattie

    Beattie Golden Member

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    'Tah-o' I guess is how I would write it.
     
  3. Lonyo

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    Tow (like towel)
     
  4. gistech1978

    gistech1978 Diamond Member

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    i thought it was pronounced 'dow'
     
  5. BDawg

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    That's what I learned in my greek days.
     
  6. azazyel

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    Same, like the Book of Tao (Tao Te Ching) is pronounced that way.
     
  7. TuxDave

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    It's probably a phonetic translation of dow.... as in dowel... haha
     
  8. TuxDave

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    That's TAU
     
  9. Zenmervolt

    Zenmervolt Supermoderator<br>The Garage<br>Elite member

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    You are correct sir.

    ZV
     
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  11. Jzero

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    Dow is my vote.

    BTW, everyone I know pronouces the greek letter as "Taw"
     
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  13. TuxDave

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    That's TAU!!!
     
  14. azazyel

    azazyel Diamond Member

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    Do you live in the South or something?
     
  15. Jzero

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    (tou, tô)

    Seems to be the accetable pronunciations. Tomato, Tomahto. This is NJ/southeast PA.
     
  16. raystorm

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    ok.. then what about Tso?? Like in General Tso's Chicken! Is it "so", "Tow" ...???
     
  17. torpid

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    it's like sour without the r. tsao
     
  18. igowerf

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    Isn't tau also pronounced "tow" like "now"?
     
  19. DrPizza

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    Add me to the "dow" list.
     
  20. EvilYoda

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    Yep, "dow".
     
  21. raystorm

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    Ah..makes sense
     
  22. Ausm

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    General Tao's Chicken YUUUMMMY!!

    :D

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  23. Jzero

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    (tou, t?)

    Most defintely.
     
  24. InverseOfNeo

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    ddddddddddooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww


    no seriously, dow
     
  25. johnjbruin

    johnjbruin Diamond Member

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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"