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    how do you say it ?

    It is the word------ Pentium,
    I can't find it in my dictionary.

    This is a easy one for you native speakers, right?

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    Re: how do you say it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    It is the word------ Pentium,
    I can't find it in my dictionary.

    This is a easy one for you native speakers, right?
    Pentium, pronounced 'pen-' as in "pencil", '-ti-' as in "tea", and '-um' as in '"gum" or as in "some".

    "Pentium" is the name of Intel's i586 micro-processing chip. It's the fifth model in the 80x86 (size) line. It would have been called the 80-586 but a US court ruled that you can't trademark a number. So Intel made up a new word: Pentium.

    "Pentium" comes from Greek pente, meaning five, and from English titanium, meaning metalic element, which the Intel staff adopted because it conveyed a meaning of strength:

    pentium comes from pente+titanium

    The plural of Pentium has been coined as "pentia".

    Source: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, 1993-2003 Denis Howe

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    Thank you for your wonderful posts.

    Your immense knowledge of the language, together with your industrious
    search on the internet, make you uniquely different from others in this forum.

    I just wish I could have somebody like you as my English teacher in real life. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Thank you for your wonderful posts.

    Your immense knowledge of the language, together with your industrious
    search[es] on the internet, make you uniquely different from others in this forum.
    Cas does wonderful work (and she's very smart), but I have also done plenty of Internet searches, as I did to find the link you see below. Thus, her uniqueness does not lie in that area. (Red is probably the best at doing Internet searches. He's a computer whiz.)



    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    I just wish I could have somebody like you as my English teacher in real life. :P
    I think I would have liked to have had her as my English teacher also.

    :D

    P.S. Say: "on this forum"

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Thank you for your wonderful posts.

    Your immense knowledge of the language, together with your industrious
    search on the internet, make you uniquely different from others in this forum.

    I just wish I could have somebody like you as my English teacher in real life. :P
    You're welcome.

    Come to Japan! :D

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    Etymology is great!

    I never thought that ‘pentium’ has the story behind it and I only know that it is the brand name for CPUs which are manufactured by Intel, the rival competitor of which is AMD, but titanium is very expensive metal.

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    I've always pronounced it like "Pentsium" :?
    So you're sure there is no s-sound in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Thank you for your wonderful posts.

    Your immense knowledge of the language, together with your industrious
    search on the internet, make you uniquely different from others in this forum.

    I just wish I could have somebody like you as my English teacher in real life. :P
    You're welcome.

    Come to Japan! :D
    After I get to Mount Fuji then where do I go?

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Thank you for your wonderful posts.

    Your immense knowledge of the language, together with your industrious
    search on the internet, make you uniquely different from others in this forum.

    I just wish I could have somebody like you as my English teacher in real life. :P
    You're welcome.

    Come to Japan! :D
    Probably it will come true,
    but not on me, on one of my friends. :D
    She study your language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raddox
    I've always pronounced it like "Pentsium" :?
    So you're sure there is no s-sound in it?
    No, there is no s sound.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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