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Old February 3rd, 2005, 01:48 PM
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Karaoke???

So what is the true pronunciation of Karaoke (Care ee oh key) (Car Oh Key) (Care Oh Kay) Anyone, err everyone have an opinion on this?
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 01:56 PM
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Re: Karaoke???

It's the first one
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 01:57 PM
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Re: Karaoke???

According to dictionary.com

kr-k

which would be Care ee oh key


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Old February 3rd, 2005, 02:01 PM
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Re: Karaoke???

See that's what I call it, but I am hearing it came Japan, and it is pronounced different there. Actually I think it is more (Ka Roe Key) but with out the syllable pause (KaRoKey) This is why I ask lol

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Old February 3rd, 2005, 02:32 PM
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Re: Karaoke???

I have a book here that was my grandfather's from when he was stationed in Japan during the service, and if you go by the pronunciation guide in it it would be: Car-Ah-Oh-Kay

But I'll still stick with the above post ...
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 03:27 PM
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Well, Me too lol


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Old February 4th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Re: Karaoke???

I just came from Japan. Ka Roe Key is the way they pronounce it. When I pronounce it that way here....I get a blank look


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Old February 25th, 2005, 12:30 AM
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[quote=DJYale]I have a book here that was my grandfather's from when he was stationed in Japan during the service, and if you go by the pronunciation guide in it it would be: Car-Ah-Oh-Kay

I was introduced to Karaoke when I moved to Tokyo in 1988, and lived and worked there for 8 years. Your grandfathers book is correct. With no pauses or accented syllables. ( Kah-Rah-Oh-Kay )

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Old February 25th, 2005, 08:15 PM
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Re: Karaoke???

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary




One entry found for karaoke.


Main Entry: karaoke
Pronunciation: "kar-E-'O-kE, k&-'rO-kE, "k-r-'O-(")kA
Function: noun
Etymology: Japanese, from kara empty + Oke, short for Okesutora orchestra
: a device that plays instrumental accompaniments for a selection of songs to which the user sings along and that records the user's singing with the music


I learned that the "correct" pronunciation is the predominant, current pronunciation, and dictionaries are revised to reflect it. When multiple options are presented, as in this case in the dictionary mentioned, then multiple pronunciations are commonly used. (and are "correct")
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