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Thank you members and teachers.
I'm in IT field and often hear people say,
Data and Deta "Data pronunciation.
so could you please correct me and give me information between these pronunciation and what are their meaning?
"da(r)t-uh" =/dɑ:tə; BrE: 6%, AmE 1%
"datt-uh" = /dætə/; BrE: 2%, AmE 35%
The figures are percentages of people who use this form, from John Wells's Longman Pronunciation Dictionary.
For most Americans, the /t/ will be voiced to some extent.
Does he use datum?
The data are wrong.
The pieces of data are wrong.
There must be one datum in there that is wrong.
I don't think I know anyone who uses data in the plural now that my wonderful, pedantic grandfather has passed away!
I still come across it in the plural scientific texts, but that's about it nowadays. I never use it in the plural.
I can't recall hearing datum used, but was curious to know if the sticklers did.
I don't think they do, and if they do they're wrong. A 'datum' now means something entirely different - in fact you could have data specifying a datum
Interestingly, the Latin datum means exactly the same as a word often used - particularly in scientific discourse: '[a] given'.
Yes, a "datum" is a reference location for a set of measurements or dimensions.