The Word "META": Meaning and PronunciationSooner or later in a discussion of
I also searched for an answer to the pronunciation of meta. Professor Ahl says that the Greek word is pronounced "METT-uh", but he also points out that we are not bound to follow the pronunciation of the ancient Greeks. So I conducted some informal polls and searches of the newsgroups. It turns out there are three common pronunciations: METT-uh, MAY-tuh, and MEE-tuh. Interestingly, many people feel that "their" way is the "right way" (that's human nature for you) and have never heard anyone pronounce it differently. In the end, any of the three is as correct as the others.