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nitto pronounciation

Old 03-31-06, 02:04 PM
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nitto pronounciation

knit-o?

neat-o?

something else?

please help me with this terrible fixed-gear bike-related problem.
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Old 03-31-06, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by queerpunk
knit-o?

neat-o?

something else?

please help me with this terrible fixed-gear bike-related problem.
ni-tto-h(or u)
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Old 03-31-06, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by sikanna
ni-tto-h(or u)

what?
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Old 03-31-06, 02:12 PM
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I'd rather know how Bianchi is pronounced. Bee-on-chee?
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bee on key as far as i know. I just learned its su guee no, not su gee no.
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Nitto: Neat oh (with an emphasis on the 't' sound)

Bianchi: Bee on ki
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Old 03-31-06, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
bee on key as far as i know. I just learned its su guee no, not su gee no.
I'm gonna stick with su-jee-no
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let's just all say: shee-oh-shhhh and be happy! ciocc! ciocc!
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It's a hard "G" in Sugino. Like Mr Miyagi, or Yu-Gi-Oh. Etc.

Also, Miche is pronounced "MEE-kay".

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edit: Does Japanese even have a soft "g"?
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Anyone still have that mp3 of the guy pronouncing italian bike manufacturers?
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Italian brands mp3:

http://www.mappel.de/sound/bike_brands.mp3
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Woa that was fast.
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I was already posting it. I might try to get my Japanese friend to do a Japanese brands one.
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Originally Posted by Matthew A Brown
It's a hard "G" in Sugino. Like Mr Miyagi, or Yu-Gi-Oh. Etc.

Also, Miche is pronounced "MEE-kay".

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edit: Does Japanese even have a soft "g"?
ga gi gu ge go
and
gya gyu gyo

are all we have.
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Damn, Naz, beat me to it.
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does region matter in pronunciation?

i have one friend in florence italy, and i constantly ask him to pronounce bike stuff for me. i also have a sicillian friend, and ask him to also pronounce bike stuff. they seem to differ on some of them.
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Sikanna: for a (French/Irish/Spanish) dude in North Central Florida, that's not exactly clear. Are those all hard g's?
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On "Pimp My Ride" they refer to neat-o tires...
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Nitto as in Ditto...
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Originally Posted by Matthew A Brown
It's a hard "G" in Sugino. Like Mr Miyagi, or Yu-Gi-Oh. Etc.

Also, Miche is pronounced "MEE-kay".

Learn something every day.



edit: Does Japanese even have a soft "g"?
I have no idea if this is true, but I was once told by a waitress at a sushi bar that they don't use the "j" sound in Japanese (so how do they say Japan?! heh). I wasn't sure how to say "nigiro" sushi, that's how it came up. Somebody on this forum must be Japanese?
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sikanna is. yea those are all hard gs.
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Originally Posted by modernist1
(so how do they say Japan?! heh)
"Nippon".
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Originally Posted by modernist1
(so how do they say Japan?! heh)
In Chinese, Japan is Ri ben. Don't know if it's the same in Japanese.
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I'm going to maintain the correctness of "Super-Bee."
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Originally Posted by modernist1
I have no idea if this is true, but I was once told by a waitress at a sushi bar that they don't use the "j" sound in Japanese (so how do they say Japan?! heh). I wasn't sure how to say "nigiro" sushi, that's how it came up. Somebody on this forum must be Japanese?
hmm, this is getting a bit complex.
we do have j-sounding sound, but that's "zi" as in "zi (or ji)-tensha" (bicycle).

then there's nigiri which is hard G(...ay...ok i couldn't stop...wahhhh i love silly japanese television programs.)
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