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Roger the Dodger

How do you say it?

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A few months ago, we had a topic discussing the pronounciation of the word 'Seiko'....with several interpretations and versions. The other day I was talking to a friend who asked me why I pronounced 'Omega' as Omega (the mega being pronounced as in something huge), when I should be saying Omeega. I just said that's the way I've always said it, and I've even heard people say Omayga.

People who use either 'mee or may' seem to stress the first O, so the word sounds like Oh-meega, or Oh-mayga.

So how do you say it?   Are you an Omega man like me or do you use one of the others....or even a different form. Would be interesting to know!:thumbsup:

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Say-Ko

Oh-mee-ga

If you are American oh-mega seems legit, but I am not American.   Omega is the letter of the Greek alphabet, and I say that the same as the watch.

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Mine is a cross between oMEGA and oMEEGA. I tend to roll aound between the two, and can be context dependent (oMEEGA fish oil, alpha and oMEGA

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The Greek is Ωμέγα, which indicates a pronunciation of O-mé-ga with the stress on the second syllable.

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5 minutes ago, AVO said:

The Greek is Ωμέγα, which indicates a pronunciation of O-mé-ga with the stress on the second syllable.

What sound does that acute accent indicate, Steve? 'Mee', or 'May' ?

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10 minutes ago, AVO said:

The Greek is Ωμέγα, which indicates a pronunciation of O-mé-ga with the stress on the second syllable.

Which was I taught at school - oh-may-ga - and that was in my Latin classes and yes I failed Latin.

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May, Rog, but without the diphthong. This means that in English you often get two vowel sounds (ay followed by ee). In Greek, as in most Southern European languages, it is one pure sound. Hope that makes sense.

May will do just fine!

2 minutes ago, DJH584 said:

Which was I taught at school - oh-may-ga - and that was in my Latin classes and yes I failed Latin.

You should have come to my classes then.

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2 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

A few months ago, we had a topic discussing the pronounciation of the word 'Seiko'....with several interpretations and versions. The other day I was talking to a friend who asked me why I pronounced 'Omega' as Omega (the mega being pronounced as in something huge), when I should be saying Omeega. I just said that's the way I've always said it, and I've even heard people say Omayga.

People who use either 'mee or may' seem to stress the first O, so the word sounds like Oh-meega, or Oh-mayga.

So how do you say it?   Are you an Omega man like me or do you use one of the others....or even a different form. Would be interesting to know!:thumbsup:

 

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For me I pronounce them SEE-CO, and O-MEE-GA.  :king:

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6 minutes ago, themysterybidder said:

For me I pronounce them SEE-CO, and O-MEE-GA.  :king:

Just like me - the correct way :partytime:

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So what's the correct pronunciation for Bremont then?

At my school, for the first 2 years, letters of the Greek alphabet were used as class names, the top three, supposedly grammar level, were Gamma, which I was in, then Nu and then Omega and we all pronounced it as per the above vid. It was only when I bought my first and the assistants called it O-meeg-a, that I was aware that might not have been right! Now I'm just confused! :biggrin:

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When Danny Craig said “oh-MEEga” in Casino Royale, I cringed. Granted, Omega may’ve asked their product placement be pronounced how they preferred, but if Bond was classically trained, you’d think he’d had a little Latin background, and some Greek history and culture in his schooling. 

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9 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

You say po-tay-to and I say po-ta-to ! :laughing2dw:

I would agree, but then we would both be wrong!  :tongue::thumbsup:

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1 minute ago, themysterybidder said:

I would agree, but then we would both be wrong!  :tongue::thumbsup:

Here's the original thread on Seiko pronounciation....I know you like looking at older threads....:tongue:

 

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2 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Here's the original thread on Seiko pronounciation....I know you like looking at older threads....:tongue:

 

In the immortal words of William Shakespeare "To revive or repeat a topic - that is the question" :jawdrop1:

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