How to pronounce Plato Watch

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Is it "Play-toah" or "Plar-toah"?
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(Original post by Icy Ghost)
Is it "Play-toah" or "Plar-toah"?
The first one! I think, anyway, examine yourself, or you wont be worth living or summink
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When you say "Play-toah" you're saying it like "Play-tow" aren't you? Cos that's how I've always been saying it...
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s'like playdough
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'Play-tow' is how I've always pronounced it!
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It's "playdough" only if you're a Yank!

Play-toe.
Although I remember someone saying it like plateau once.. hehe
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not literally playdough! I mean the same pronounciation.

It is NOT play-tow!! how weird does that sound
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The original greek is Πλατω, ending with an omega rather than a short omicron, so it was originally pronounced something like 'Plah-toah'. However, nowadays we would pronounce it 'Play-toah' and any other variation (when speaking English) would sound odd.
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cool thanks guys :cool:
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Yeah, I say Play-tow too...
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Play-tow.
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Pla - toe.

How do I close this thread.

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The original greek is ?????, ending with an omega rather than a short omicron, so it was originally pronounced something like 'Plah-toah'. However, nowadays we would pronounce it 'Play-toah' and any other variation (when speaking English) would sound odd.
The original Greek had an N (or a nu ) on the end - Platon (sorry, can't do Greek letters on here!), but yeah, it had an omega, so it would be Play-toe in English (actually Plat-own if you're going to be really sad and follow the probable original pronunciation exactly, which no-one does!).

So basically Play-toe, yeah. Sorry, that didn't really add anything, except a nu, I was just feeling pedantic as usual.
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Are you kidding? His name was Play-Town? :rofl:
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Is it "Play-toah" or "Plar-toah"?
Its Play-toe
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Pla - toe.

How do I close this thread.

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You don't, and it's not yours to close anyway.


Playdough with a t instead of a d Or like a dinner plate with an o on the end.
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You don't, and it's not yours to close anyway.


Playdough with a t instead of a d Or like a dinner plate with an o on the end.
:p: Playdough, childhood memorys that one :p:
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ooooh fine since you want this thread closed, I'll close it


Thank you aaaaalllll (echo).....
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