OFFTOPIC: How to pronounce Ruby?

Is it more similar to ‘dummy’ or ‘dubi(ous)’? (or neither :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Peter

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It’s pronounced roo-bee (so, like dubious).

-Stephen

On 1/19/07, Peter S. [email protected] wrote:

Is it more similar to ‘dummy’ or ‘dubi(ous)’? (or neither :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Peter

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Try this one
http://m-w.com/dictionary/ruby
OT but very useful for all non native speakers :slight_smile:

Cheers
Robert

Pete Y. wrote:

On 19/01/2007, at 10:17 PM, Stephen D. wrote:

It’s pronounced roo-bee (so, like dubious).

Dubious is only pronounced doobious if you’re American. :slight_smile:

Well, I am Hungarian :slight_smile: (btw in Hungarian, Ruby is pronounced as in
Japanese). I guess I am mostly speaking American English, but I don’t
think so this is the main cause ‘dubious’ came to my mind when looking
for a suitable example - the reason was that I never heard it pronounced
differently… (I met only a few native British English speakers,
though)

Cheers,
Peter

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On Jan 19, 4:13 am, Peter S. [email protected] wrote:

Is it more similar to ‘dummy’ or ‘dubi(ous)’? (or neither :slight_smile:

I believe it is pronounced exactly the way the english word with the
same spelling, describing the precious gem, is pronounced.

You can see a pronunciation, along with a sound clip, here:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ruby

On 19/01/2007, at 10:17 PM, Stephen D. wrote:

It’s pronounced roo-bee (so, like dubious).

Dubious is only pronounced doobious if you’re American. :slight_smile:

Pete Y.
http://notahat.com/

On 1/20/07, Florian F. [email protected] wrote:

[email protected] wrote:

I wonder why Matz didn’t give Ruby name with Kanji letters… and
I’ve no clue if my friends asked me why Ruby P.mers call
themselves Rubyist or Rubycian… sigh

Matz has said that a Ruby practitioner is a Rubyist.

Thanks David.

I am still waiting for Matz to record this “I am Yukihiro M. and
I pronounce Ruby as Luby” sentence and put it up somewhere on the internets.


Florian F.

According to http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby
Ruby was written in Romaji then Katakana, it’s being read: rubii
or perhaps (sorry i’m not an english native speaker) in English
pronounciation might be: roo bee
AFAIK Japanese is so proud of Japan, that’s why I wonder why Matz
didn’t name Ruby in Kanji Letters first, and then provided its
translation in Katakana (e$B%k%S!<e(B) and Romaji (Ruby)

I wonder why Matz didn’t give Ruby name with Kanji letters… and
I’ve no clue if my friends asked me why Ruby P.mers call
themselves Rubyist or Rubycian… sigh

[email protected] wrote:

I wonder why Matz didn’t give Ruby name with Kanji letters… and
I’ve no clue if my friends asked me why Ruby P.mers call
themselves Rubyist or Rubycian… sigh

Matz has said that a Ruby practitioner is a Rubyist.

I am still waiting for Matz to record this “I am Yukihiro M. and
I pronounce Ruby as Luby” sentence and put it up somewhere on the
internets.

Hi –

On Fri, 19 Jan 2007, Arie Kusuma A. wrote:

I wonder why Matz didn’t give Ruby name with Kanji letters… and
I’ve no clue if my friends asked me why Ruby P.mers call
themselves Rubyist or Rubycian… sigh

Matz has said that a Ruby practitioner is a Rubyist.

David

Hi,

In message “Re: OFFTOPIC: How to pronounce Ruby?”
on Sat, 20 Jan 2007 06:31:11 +0900, “Florian F.”
[email protected] writes:

|I am still waiting for Matz to record this “I am Yukihiro M. and
|I pronounce Ruby as Luby” sentence and put it up somewhere on the internets.

Maybe at the next conference.

          matz.

Yukihiro M. wrote:

|I am still waiting for Matz to record this “I am Yukihiro M. and
|I pronounce Ruby as Luby” sentence and put it up somewhere on the internets.

Maybe at the next conference.
Yeah, this would be great. It sure will top growing this beard! :wink:

Hi,

In message “Re: OFFTOPIC: How to pronounce Ruby?”
on Mon, 22 Jan 2007 18:06:07 +0900, “Arie Kusuma A.”
[email protected] writes:

|Ruby was written in Romaji then Katakana, it’s being read: rubii
|or perhaps (sorry i’m not an english native speaker) in English
|pronounciation might be: roo bee

I pronounce Ruby as lu-bee when I speak in Japanese, and Ruby (as red
jewel) in English.

|AFAIK Japanese is so proud of Japan, that’s why I wonder why Matz
|didn’t name Ruby in Kanji Letters first, and then provided its
|translation in Katakana (e$B%k%S!<e(B) and Romaji (Ruby)

I am not fond of being cryptic for rest of the world. :wink:
The name of the language should always be in Roma-ji (alphabets), even
in Japanese.

          matz.

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