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Thread: Pronounciation (Batik)

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    I used to say Bay-Tick.
    My sister has said Baltick. I told her there is Noel. (can't help myself. It's December)

    I was in a fabric shop and heard someone say Bah-teek.

    I haven't a clue. How do you say it?

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    Main Entry: ba·tik
    Pronunciation: \bə-ˈtēk, ˈba-tik\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Javanese baṭik
    Date: 1817
    1 : a fabric printed by an Indonesian method of hand-printing textiles by coating with wax the parts not to be dyed; also : the method itself
    2 : a design executed in batik

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    I am terrible at understanding those pronounciation things in the dictionary. Can you make it phonetic?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    Main Entry: ba·tik
    Pronunciation: \bə-ˈtēk, ˈba-tik\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Javanese baṭik
    Date: 1817
    1 : a fabric printed by an Indonesian method of hand-printing textiles by coating with wax the parts not to be dyed; also : the method itself
    2 : a design executed in batik
    Yup, Thanks for the method also. Many quilters believe tied dyed is also a Batik...not so. A wax relief is what makes it a Batik. Thanks for the added info.

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    Super Member alaskasunshine's Avatar
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    B a (like u in umbrella) tik (teek

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    maybe it's bat - eek - but the "t" goes with the eek

    ba - teek

    ????

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    Thanks all. :thumbup:

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    I've pronounced it many ways but the important thing is I love it.

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    I'm with the Bah-teak group. Sounds more exotic.

    I've actually done some batik paintings on cloth many moons ago. I worked (not very successfully) with one of those wax drippers but mostly with melted wax and a brush. It was fun to work in all those layers.

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    These are my absolute favorite fabrics!!! They even have their own special place of honor in my stash LOL

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