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AUTOMOON

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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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AUTOMOON said:
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

:D
 

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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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AUTOMOON said:
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.)


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

No, there is no s sound. ;-)
 
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