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So YouTubers and SW Nerds always say A T A T,

 

but the Kenner commercial and now LEGO Masters has pronounced it At-At...

And I know it stands for All Terrain Assualt Transport, so it makes sense to say A T A T, ....anyway, how do you say it?

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5 minutes ago, eliteone said:

So YouTubers and SW Nerds always say A T A T,

 

but the Kenner commercial and now LEGO Masters has pronounced it At-At...

And I know it stands for All Terrain Assualt Transport, so it makes sense to say A T A T, ....anyway, how do you say it?

At At, AT-AT, and AtaT. Lol :) Who thinks AT-DPs are better than AT-STs?

 

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The problem with calling it an at at is that it's not scalable.

A T A T = at at

A T S T = at street?

A T P T = 😖

A T T E = at tea?

The list goes on...

So you can call it whatever, but I believe calling it an at at shows a certain sign of ignorance. Is it too late to correct the masses?

... probably

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5 hours ago, Flengin said:

I've... actually used both.

On another topic, why does FAQ use an rather than a?

Probably because they are pronouncing each letter - "Ef-Ay-Que" (or however you write out the letters), and so the word starts on a vowel, for which 'an' is used. 'A' is for when words start with consonants, as in 'an effort' vs. 'a phoenix'.

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On 4/10/2020 at 9:27 PM, Admiral Calkins said:

Now hearing Tan-ti-ve IV instead of Tan-tive IV... that’ll get me heated.

 

I've just finished listening to The Radio Drama of Star Wars that come out in 1981. On that they call it Tan-ti-ve IV. I'd always called it Tan-tive. As regards to AT AT, I use both but usually At At than A T A T because it's quicker. Will hopefully get an answer when I listen to Empire Radio Drama.

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2 hours ago, Jimble said:

Will hopefully get an answer when I listen to Empire Radio Drama.

I'm quite interested in hearing how they pronounce Executor.

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On 5/10/2020 at 6:44 PM, thestag said:

I'm quite interested in hearing how they pronounce Executor.

I've thought about this hard on the past year. I always said EX-e-cue-tor, (as in one who executed people) but looking it up that's not a real word. I guess I was thinking about the word executioner. It almost had to be ex-EC-u-tor, as in one who executes a will or specific action. Did any of that make sense?

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10 hours ago, SithLrd88 said:

I've thought about this hard on the past year. I always said EX-e-cue-tor, (as in one who executed people) but looking it up that's not a real word. I guess I was thinking about the word executioner. It almost had to be ex-EC-u-tor, as in one who executes a will or specific action. Did any of that make sense?

Yes. There was actually a thread about that very point a while back. As a result I have switched to ex-EC-u-tor.

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