How do you pronounce "VIA"?

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  1. MisterMac9

    MisterMac9 Member

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    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?
     
  2. AZGamer

    AZGamer Golden Member

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    Veeah

    Like pizzaria.
     
  3. Quad

    Quad Golden Member

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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
     
  4. Jeff7

    Jeff7 Lifer

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    I usually call it
    vee-eye-ay

    Letter by letter basically.
     
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  6. Hendrik

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    Piece-of-sh**.
     
  7. GonzoDaGr8

    GonzoDaGr8 Platinum Member

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    Piece-of-sh**.

    Well, now wasn't that an informed and helpful response :Q
     
  8. Hendrik

    Hendrik Member

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    why, that's how I pronounce "VIA".
     
  9. Zoltarc

    Zoltarc Senior member

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    Like its supposed to be

    VIA. Not VEA...:disgust: its VIA
     
  10. BadThad

    BadThad Lifer

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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.
     
  11. gogeeta13

    gogeeta13 Diamond Member

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    I say Viy-a
     
  12. sMashPiranha

    sMashPiranha Senior member

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    If I said vee-yah all my friends would laugh at and flog me for sounding like an american :p.
    I say it like gogeeta does.
     
  13. Daovonnaex

    Daovonnaex Golden Member

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    Well, for the company, it's vee-a. For the word, it's vee-a or vy-a.
     
  14. OverDose

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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"
     
  15. ChrisADuffy

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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" >>



    Right on!
     
  16. billyjak

    billyjak Platinum Member

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    I second that.
     
  17. MrChipMuthabored

    MrChipMuthabored Senior member

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    Vai-ya...

    Bios = Bye-Ahs
     
  18. hwstock

    hwstock Senior member

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    << If I said vee-yah all my friends would laugh at and flog me for sounding like an american :p.
    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.
     
  19. Moohooya

    Moohooya Senior member

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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.
     
  20. Daovonnaex

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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).
     
  21. Jerboy

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    I pronouce it Vee- a . Some people pronounce it like the first two syllables of Vi-a-gra
     
  22. Doh!

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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.
     
  23. kmike75

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    Hey Mod's.....How do you pronounce LOCK?
     
  24. hwstock

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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 .