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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-21-2003, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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How to pronounce "Ibanez"

My gf and I are debating how to pronounce "Ibanez".

She thinks it is "Ib-a-nay".
I say "I-ban-ez"

So, how is it officially pronounced? :P

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I've heard Steve Vai say "eye" "buh" "nezz" (I can't do the fancy dictionary pronounciation characters) in interviews.

In the spanish language though it would be pronounced "i" (as in the word inn or it) "ban" yeth
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So now you can really laugh at your girlfriend for the proposterous notion that Ibanez in any way would be a french name...
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I've heard Vai, Satch, Gilbert, etc pronouncing it as Jono says.

However, the name is spanish and it is actually Ibáņez (don't know if your configurations will let you see the 'n'). It sounds something like e-BAH-gnez.

(with the 'gn' as in french)
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I've heard Steve Vai say "eye" "buh" "nezz" (I can't do the fancy dictionary pronounciation characters) in interviews.

In the spanish language though it would be pronounced "i" (as in the word inn or it) "ban" yeth
Actually more like "ee-BAN-eth"...or in Latin America, "ee-BAN-ez"
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eye-ban-ez
The same as all the stars say it. It just sounds must better like that. Very interesting topic this though. I have thought about this before.
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So now you can really laugh at your girlfriend for the proposterous notion that Ibanez in any way would be a french name...
she might be a rugby fan...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugb...ce/3204033.stm
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This is also a great debate between me and my dad.
I say Eye bah nez, he says Ib a nez.
Seeing as it's a japanese company, who just adopted the name Ibanez to make their acoustics sound spanish and sell better, do you think the CEO and other big boys know how to pronounce it?
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of course this has been discussed before (in the wrong forum )

http://www.jemsite.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=6084

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So now you can really laugh at your girlfriend for the proposterous notion that Ibanez in any way would be a french name...
she might be a rugby fan...
Hehe I bet the French are silly enough to pronounce it as if it were french...
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yep as far as I know itīs [eye buhh nezz]
thatīs how paul gilbert pronounces it anyway.

in sweden we say [ee bah nez]

I wonder what the japanese pronounciation is?
anyone know?
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I think all the Japanese people sleep at this hour , or they might be just awake

In Holland we say EEE-ba-Ness, it has to do with our pronouncation of the I (as in sleep with just the ee's)
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we say EE-BAH-NETH.
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Well, here in old europe and old germany... we do it anyway you like

Some say ee-ba-nez (you have to pronounce the 'z' very hard!!!! acutally you have to pronounce the whole word very german )

others like the 'english' way eye ban-es (somtimes with 'th').

etc. etc. etc.
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here in france we say ee-ba-nez
pg says eye-ban-es
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