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Title: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: Bud on June 03, 2019, 05:25:01 am
I did not know if to laugh or cry when heard countless times Louis Rossmann saying "capacItor" in his videos. Unless he was joking. Anyone else calls capAcitors "capacItors" ?
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: floobydust on June 03, 2019, 06:03:00 am
It must be that East coast, NYC accent.
Leave my condensa out of this.
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: vk6zgo on June 03, 2019, 06:36:43 am
Sorry, can you run that by me again?

I read "capacitors" & it comes out as, well, "capacitors", with  both "As" pronounced as in "cat".
The "I" sounds like the "I" in "sit", or "mitt".

It is all very "low key" with no undue emphasis on either of the letters in question.
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: bsudbrink on June 03, 2019, 07:57:23 pm
I think it's a British thing... go listen to Edd China say "carburetor" in old episodes of "Wheeler Dealers" on YouTube.
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: Bud on June 03, 2019, 11:50:30 pm
Sorry, can you run that by me again?

I read "capacitors" & it comes out as, well, "capacitors", with  both "As" pronounced as in "cat".
The "I" sounds like the "I" in "sit", or "mitt".

It is all very "low key" with no undue emphasis on either of the letters in question.

I mean he puts emphasis on "i" , like capa-'citor rather than ca-'pacitor
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: qnhan10a3 on July 23, 2019, 09:26:45 am
great that 's very good to me
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: Berni on July 23, 2019, 10:31:44 am
I pronounce it exaggeratedly like that when i was to say capacitor in a silly way.

Still better than Ben Hecks pronunciation of multimeter with the emphasis on I
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: johnlsenchak on July 23, 2019, 11:30:36 pm


I  did this   as  a young teenager  just   learning  about electronics    I  pronounced  it as   Ca- Pak-a-Tor  It   kind  of like  when  Outback Dave ;) mentioned
that he pronounced   "Diode" as  Dio-Dee as a young  kid , which  I got a kick  out of
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: vk6zgo on July 24, 2019, 01:35:51 am
I remember back when I did "Elementary Electrical Theory" at Perth Tech School, the Lecturer had a "hate  on" for the way people tended to write "resistor" & "capacitor" as "resister" & "capaciter respectively.

He spent several classes exphasising the correct spelling, saying "resist-OR" & "capacit-OR", until it had sunk into our thick skulls, then reverted to pronouncing them as "resistuh" & "capacituh", like most
other Australians.(the sound "uh!" is an important component of Australian English! ;D)
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: johnlsenchak on July 24, 2019, 02:09:07 am
like most  other Australians.(the sound "uh!" is an important component of Australian English! ;D)

This would  explain  a lot on  how Dave pronounces  words , I  also noticed  that with Sagan   It's  like a offshoot of the  English  ( England)  dialect
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: Berni on July 24, 2019, 05:11:33 am
I watched too many of Daves videos, so i don't even notice any of the Aussie pronunciation because i have gotten so used to it..

I had a teacher that i thought talked funny when i met him, but then after a while i stopped noticing it. And still to this day i have no idea if i got used to his weird voice or if he just had a bad cold and full nose when i met him and doesn't anymore.
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: blueskull on July 24, 2019, 05:17:13 am
I know a guy from Turkey who would pronounce it that way. Pretty normal, actually.
From where I work, we have probably people from 20 different states from the world, so any pronunciation is expected.
Title: Re: Anyone else pronounce capAcitor as capacItor?
Post by: Dataforensics on July 24, 2019, 06:41:08 am
Think I would need to hear these two spoken.
I have just been saying it in my head and seem to give the A and I equal emphasis.