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Re: How to pronounce Zojirushi

Stephanie Malone Thorson <smt2@st-andrews.ac.uk>
Sun, 10 Dec 1995 16:35:56 +0000 (GMT)
> From: HHStruve@aol.com
> Date: Sun, 3 Dec 1995 15:59:46 -0500
> Subject: How to pronounce Zojirushi
> I recently purchased a Zojirushi Bread Machine. When discussing bread
> machines with people I have to spell Zojirushi since I haven't any idea how
> to pronounce it. No one I know owns one or has even heard of this brand. Of
> course, I could pronounce it any way I like since no one knows the
> difference.
> Does anyone have a hint on how to pronounce it? Any *sound like* words? 
> I know this is hard to do when you can't actually demonstrate the correct
> pronunciation. 
> If this is too far off subject, maybe someone could just e-mail me and not
> bore others with a phonetics lesson.  
> Thanks for any help.

According to my Japanese friend, it's pronounced roughly 
zoh-jih-roo-shee.  The name means "elephant" in Japanese.  They also make 
very good rice-steamers; both my mother and I love ours, and the 
aforementioned Japanese friend says they're very popular in Japan.  If 
the bread machine is as good as the rice-steamer, you should be very 
happy with it.

- --Stephanie Thorson
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