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"Haven't you noticed how easily I handle Human speech? [...] "I say tomato, you say tomahto. I say potato, you say potahto.""
– Lore, 2364 ("Datalore")

Pronunciation was the way a word or name was to be vocalized. A document which showed how to pronounce words was called a pronunciation guide. (ENT: "A Night in Sickbay") One common pronunciation error was metathesis. (TNG: "Hollow Pursuits")

In 2267, after Leila Kalomi remarked that Spock had never told her his other name, Spock assured her that she couldn't pronounce it. (TOS: "This Side of Paradise") Amanda Grayson suggested James T. Kirk just call her Amanda after Kirk referred to her as "Mrs. Sarek", saying he couldn't pronounce her Vulcan last name. When Kirk asked if she could, Amanda replied, "After a fashion, and after many years of practice.". (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

According to Sybok, the Andorian name for Sha Ka Ree was unpronounceable. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

In 2364,The Traveler explained that he was listed only as Mister Kosinski's assistant because his name was unpronounceable to most Humans. (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

In 2365, Doctor Katherine Pulaski addressed Data using the pronunciation of "Dahta." When he correctly pronounced the name, she at first did not understand what he was getting at. He clarified that he was correcting her pronunciation and when she asked what the difference was, responded "One is my name. The other is not." (TNG: "The Child")

During the initial production of the show, the correct pronunciation of Data's name was uncertain, and was only finalized when Patrick Stewart pronounced it as "Day-ta" during a reading. (Stardate Revisited: The Origin of Star Trek - The Next Generation)

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