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Old 02-19-2011, 06:35 AM
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Eye-ba-nez, Eee-ba-nez or otherwise?
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:41 AM
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Eee-ba-nez
is how I've always pronounced it.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:43 AM
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I hope it's not ee ba nez, since I've been pronouncing it eye ba nez for about the last 35 years. Why did you have to start this thread and mess up my head??
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:49 AM
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I hope it's not ee ba nez, since I've been pronouncing it eye ba nez for about the last 35 years. Why did you have to start this thread and mess up my head??
Me too. Eye-ba-nez. (AKA: JUNK IMO)
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:49 AM
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It's ee-bah-nez in Japan...
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:51 AM
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We've always said, "Eye-ba-nez" around here.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:54 AM
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Eye-ba-nez

never heard of anybody saying ee-ba-nez...
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:54 AM
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its "eye - ba - nez" now but i think its a corruption of the old common spanish surname "eee-ban-nyez" usually spelled Ybanez.
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eye-buh-nez
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I've always said/thought "eye-ba-nez"

I've never been wrong before...
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Eye-ba-nez

never heard of anybody saying ee-ba-nez...
Same here.
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Well I'm a dutch guy and I have NEVER heard anybody say EYE-BAH-NEZ. I believe (and I'm almost certain) it's EE-BAH-NEZ.
I think the use of eye-etc. is typical for the english-speaking countries. English/american english speaking people can't pronounce 'Amsterdam' either...

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its "eye - ba - nez" now but i think its a corruption of the old common spanish surname "eee-ban-nyez" usually spelled Ybanez.
I've read that the intended pronunciation originally was "eee-BAHN-yez" (taken from the spanish word "Ybanez") with the accent on the second syllable and a "~" over the "n" giving it a "y" sounding slur. But Americans are not real good at dealing with foreign sounding pronunciations. Americans see the letter "I" and they tend to pronounce it "eye". And since the "~" pronunciation mark does not exist in American English, Americans simply ignore it. The rest is history.
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Well I'm a dutch guy and I have NEVER heard anybody say EYE-BAH-NEZ. I believe (and I'm almost certain) it's EE-BAH-NEZ.
I think the use of eye-etc. is typical for the english-speaking countries. English/american english speaking people can't pronounce 'Amsterdam' either...

Well, you're wrong I'm afraid. And, I'm American and know exactly how to pronounce Amsterdam. But, disclaimer, I lived there for 5 years. I still can't pronounce Schiphol properly though.
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Knew a guy with surname Ibanez. He pronounced it "ee-BAHN-yez".
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