How to pronounce META
One word that foreign born data scientists mispronounce is META.
If you’re a data scientist who was born outside North America, follow these three steps to pronounce the word META clearly and correctly.
ME TA (2 syllables)
Step 1. Emphasize the first syllable. Stress ME to make it stand out.
Step 2. Say the T with a D sound.
Step 3. Reduce the sound of the A.
This is how I spell META for my coaching clients.
Listen to me pronounce meta in a sentence.
- The metadata will describe the data.
Use these three steps and you’ll say the word META in a way that Americans understand.
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About the author
Susan Ryan is an American English communication and accent reduction coach.