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Question on Pronunciation

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  • #342659
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    How do you pronounce Ryobi? I always pronounced it Rie oe bee. I heard a commercial the other day and they pronounced it Ree oe bee. Which is correct and how do you say it?

    #342662
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    How do you pronounce Ryobi? I always pronounced it Rie oe bee. I heard a commercial the other day and they pronounced it Ree oe bee. Which is correct and how do you say it?

    I don’t have a clue what is the correct pronunciation, but I say it Rie oh bee.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #342669
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I would go with Rye-o-b, it may be the same as Rons, just a little different annotation.

    #342672
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    Rye-Oh-Bee is how I pronounce it, never heard it any other way.

    #342678

    I don’t say that name… OK just joking. But not much help, thought it was was how both rye and ri would sound.

    #342682
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Rye O bee is how I pronounce it, though i wonder if it is regional in the way we choose to pronounce it.

    #342691
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    I would go with Rye-o-b, it may be the same as Rons, just a little different annotation.

    Same here

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    #342693
    RyanF
    Pro

    No, it’s REE-oh-bee.

    #342783
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    How do you pronounce Ryobi?

    It is a Japanese word that has been americanized. In Japan it’s Yobee, there is NO R sound in their language. If you said it in a tool shop full of Ryobi stuff the way we say it here they wouldn’t know what you’re talking about. The same goes for the car Mazda.

    #342791
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I found this on Yahoojp. look at the top video and at 29 mark you hear the correct way to say Ryobi.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC27-e8E0oVBcQubvnpSYvyQ

    Oh in this one they say it 4 or 5 times.

    Here’s a little Japanese honey saying it a bunch of times.

    For those of you with the Makita 18volt vac?????
    Looks the same ?????

    #342800
    Doobie
    Moderator

    And I thought Aussies had something to do with this pronunciation issue. Doh!

    #342801

    How do you pronounce Ryobi?

    It is a Japanese word that has been americanized. In Japan it’s Yobee, there is NO R sound in their language. If you said it in a tool shop full of Ryobi stuff the way we say it here they wouldn’t know what you’re talking about. The same goes for the car Mazda.

    Actually there is a “r” sound in Japanese.

    My Japanese friend says it’s pronounced like Rohbee

    #342805
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Did you watch the videos??? Did you hear how they say it?? There is no R sound in Japanese! It’s a sound they have to learn when they get here.
    I see you posted up Katakana a system of writing for American sounds, it is not Kanji the language that comes from Chinese. Where in Japan is you friend from?

    #342814
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Oh oh! Trouble in the hen house!

    What I want explained myself, is why can’t they pronounce their “R” other than it doesn’t exist in their language per se.

    That’s never gelled in my head that they can’t do it otherwise just simply based on their vocabulary not having it.

    It’s like God has removed part of their vocal cords, but I know that’s not really true, so what else is it in fact.

    #342819
    Warren6810
    Moderator
    Akron, OH

    We generally pronounce it “Toy O Bee”

    #342827
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Dirty, Thank you for the videos. So it’s Yobi.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #342871
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Dirty, Thank you for the videos. So it’s Yobi.

    That might be how they say it, But I don’t buy it. lol
    Just listen to this example. lmao

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #342890
    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    I like my Ryobi Tools no matter how you say it. I’m saving up for the better Bosch tools though.
    As I always say… you get what you pay for.

    #342891

    @RonW thanks got coffee all over me lol

    #342892
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    @RonW thanks got coffee all over me lol

    Dang it…so I’d I.

    That’s the best part of that movie!
    Around here it’s generally pronounced Rye obi..right or wrong.

    Jon P.
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