Posted: Apr 15, 2019 4:11 pm
by romansh
don't get me started wrote:
At least with the word 'data' I stick with the underlying principles of English pronunciation and don't put two short 'a' vowels in adjacent syllables in order to provide a stress contrast. I say 'day-tuh' (The second one is a schwa).
I have heard some people pronounce this word as 'dartar', which just sounds wrong to me...

I am ambidextrous when it comes to the "a" in data. It could be an European influence?

In Latvian "a" is pronounced as in car. So this my default when seeing a name for the first time, like Kara, is to use the hard "a" in both cases.