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View Poll Results: How do you pronounce the "a" in status?
With the same vowel as "cat" 37 90.24%
With the same vowel as "stay" or "state" (stay - tis/tus) 2 4.88%
Like the "a" in father (staa-tis/tus) 1 2.44%
Other 1 2.44%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-31-2008, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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How do you pronounce the "a" status? If you respond with another post, please add where you're from and how most people there pronounce it..

Personally I say "stay - tis", but most people around here say "sta - tus" with a short a.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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That same debate happens here in PA with "measure."

-Some say "meh-zure"
-Some say "may-zure"
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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That same debate happens here in PA with "measure."

-Some say "meh-zure"
-Some say "may-zure"
I say "mehzhure".
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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To answer your initial inquiry I say "stat-us."

For that matter, how do people say "City-Data?"

City-"Day-ta?
City-"Dah-ta?"

Last edited by SteelCityRising; 10-31-2008 at 10:28 PM.. Reason: Typo
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Houston
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To answer your initial inquiry I say "stat-us."

For that matter, how do people say "City-Data?"

City-"Day-ta?
City-"Dah-ta
?"
I say it both ways
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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City-Dayta
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Status-short a
meh-zure
City-Dayta
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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City-Dahta
Stat-us
Ont (aunt)
Meh-zure (measure)
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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City-dayta
Stat-us
Meh-zure
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