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Old 04-12-2009, 06:34 AM   #1
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How do you say "Yaris"?

This might be dumb but Im not sure if im saying it right. I hear others saying it different.

is it "Yaw-ris" or "Yeah-ris"?
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:01 AM   #2
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Yaw-ris, or more like Yawr-is
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:24 PM   #3
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In Japan it would be Ya-lis.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:33 PM   #4
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Vitz.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:39 PM   #5
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Vitz.
in your case ZPI
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:00 PM   #6
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Been discussed before, and this is the "official" answer...

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Yaris stems from a goddess in Greek mythology, named Charis, who was a symbol of beauty and elegance. We used the German expression of agreement, “ya”, because we think this new name best symbolizes the car's broad appeal in styling and is representative of Toyota’s next generation of global cars.

(From Toyota FAQs)
If you don't speak German, 'Ja' (not 'ya') rhymes with 'jaw' but without the 'w' at the end. As such, it is more like "Ya-ris"...

But most (myself included) pronounce it "Yar-is" which sounds more pirate-y!

But if you pronounce Honolulu "Honoruru," God only knows what you call your car!

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Old 04-12-2009, 01:01 PM   #7
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in your case ZPI
We don't say that name. Once she is retuned she is no longer Kenny's baby.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:41 PM   #8
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ya-ris :)
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