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Pronunciation of Riva

Postby fitzpatr » 2017-5-19 @ 20:38

How do you pronounce Riva?

When we first got our Pentium III, I assumed that it was "Rye-Vuh". (Rival)
I have also heard "Riv-uh" (River), and "Ree-vuh" (Diva).

Does anyone know how NVIDIA themselves pronounced it? I tried to find old product launch videos, but to no avail.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby awgamer » 2017-5-19 @ 20:43

ree-vuh is how I've always said it. Look on youtube for old commercials, reviews, and interviews.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby leileilol » 2017-5-19 @ 20:44

an australian saying the word river

as in in viddy ah riv-ah tent tultra
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby awgamer » 2017-5-19 @ 20:48

tent? gah. T.N.T. Also T.I. not "tie." puke.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby leileilol » 2017-5-19 @ 20:57

I like the Guh force for mexico cards myself
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby awgamer » 2017-5-19 @ 21:16

Really though, there are some interviewers today calling the 1080ti a 1080tie, hearing them say that once is the last time hear them say it, stop video, never to return.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby Firtasik » 2017-5-19 @ 22:07

I pronounce it "ree-vuh".

And Ti (Titanium) "tye", not T.I.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby PhilsComputerLab » 2017-5-19 @ 22:12

I say it like river (the stream), but with an a at the end rather then er.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby maximus » 2017-5-20 @ 02:25

I've always pronounced it "ree-vuh."

More importantly, how does everyone pronounce GIF? The creator of the format says it's pronounced "jif", but I think he's wrong. It's GIF with a hard G.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby PhilsComputerLab » 2017-5-20 @ 02:58

Well GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, so shouldn't you be saying Gee, I, Ef? Like with PNG, I don't know anyone that says pnnnggg, everyone spells the letters.

I do the same with GOG, saying Ge, O, Ge. Rather than gog, which sounds so weird.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby Jorpho » 2017-5-20 @ 03:08

PhilsComputerLab wrote:Like with PNG, I don't know anyone that says pnnnggg, everyone spells the letters.
They do? I thought the official pronunciation was "ping".

I also say "gog" and "ree-vuh".

Sometimes when I've been working too hard I start thinking of "pidoofs".
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby Fusion » 2017-5-20 @ 07:01

I'm all over the place when it comes to pronouncing this stuff...

.GIF - "gif"

.PNG - "pee enn gee"

Riva - "Reevuh"

GoG - "Good Ol Games"

1080ti - "1080 tee eye"
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby awgamer » 2017-5-20 @ 08:35

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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby firage » 2017-5-20 @ 09:17

nVidia's Ti has the same problem as the "Me" in Windows Me. They're stylized wrong to be pronounced as separate letters, but I know I do.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby spiroyster » 2017-5-20 @ 10:06

Is it a "ten eighty tee eye", or a "one thousand and eighty tee eye"?

firage wrote:nVidia's Ti has the same problem as the "Me" in Windows Me. They're stylized wrong to be pronounced as separate letters, but I know I do.

Agree, If they are using the symbol 'Ti' being the chemical symbol for Titanium, while it is written as 'Ti', when said, the word "Titanium" should be used....We don't say "ampersand", when we come across the symbol in a sentence.

It clearly means turbo-injection. o.0 ...why else would they have a 'GT' model... :dead:

The way we say stuff boils down to laziness really imo (there I did it again, you didn’t just say “eye em oo”..maybe if you didn't know what the letters meant :exclamation: )... If the combination of letters, could in our minds sound like plausible/cipherable English...it's quicker to say them together as a word. If the letters don't roll off the tongue easy... we say the individual letters...perhaps subconsciously to also avoid confusion about which letters were present in the thing we just said..o.0

And then there's jpg. When you start saying the letters of an abbreviation, but give up and pronounce the rest as a word.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby CkRtech » 2017-5-20 @ 10:29

spiroyster wrote:And then there's jpg. When you start saying the letters of an abbreviation, but give up and pronounce the rest as a word.

An alternate extension (that I recall used much more during the 90s) was .jpeg. The shortened, three letter .jpg extension is for the same type of file, and the extension pronunciation "Jay peg" rolls right off the tongue.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby spiroyster » 2017-5-20 @ 10:34

CkRtech wrote:
spiroyster wrote:And then there's jpg. When you start saying the letters of an abbreviation, but give up and pronounce the rest as a word.

An alternate extension (that I recall used much more during the 90s) was .jpeg. The shortened, three letter .jpg extension is for the same type of file, and the extension pronunciation "Jay peg" rolls right off the tongue.

Yes jpeg is the correct abbreviation and should be used these days. You can thank windows 8.3 naming restrictions as to the reason there is .jpg
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby clueless1 » 2017-5-20 @ 11:45

There are a few others that I say one way, and have heard another way -

Tseng:
-I always said Tee-seng but hear others say Tseng (pronouncing the first consonant almost like a parent scolding a child with a"Tsk"). Even though I*'m pretty sure my way is wrong, I feel like I need to enunciate the letter T so that someone doesn't think I'm saying "Seng".

SiS:
-I spell out the letters Es eye Es, rather than "Siss"

ALi:
-I spell out the letters Ay El Eye, rather than "Ali" as in Muhammad Ali

Yes, for some reason creator of the GIF decided the pronunciation is "JIF". But most everyone agrees that a hard G is "more correct":
http://gizmodo.com/the-creator-of-the-g ... -509179289
http://www.newsweek.com/100-percent-wro ... gif-483374
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby brassicGamer » 2017-5-20 @ 12:40

maximus wrote:I've always pronounced it "ree-vuh."

More importantly, how does everyone pronounce GIF? The creator of the format says it's pronounced "jif", but I think he's wrong. It's GIF with a hard G.


I love that when people say the inventor is wrong. But I will never say JIF. It's not Jraphics Interchange Format.

People need to appreciate the difference between

An acronym e.g. Radar or Gif. You can say it but it stands for something. Usually not capitalised to show this. Exception to the rule is chemical elements because no one says "Ti" for Titanium or "He" for Helium in the periodic table.

An abbreviation e.g. Totes instead of Totally or Trump instead of Stupid Orange Twat.

An initialism e.g. GSM or GPS. You can't say GSM or at least not without being misunderstood.
an initialism.

Prior to YouTube I had no idea people say Four Eighty Six. Why add another syllable when you can just say Four Eight Six? And it's ISA is Eye-Suh not ISA (acronym, not initialism) and Sequel not SQL for the same reason.
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Re: Pronunciation of Riva

Postby spiroyster » 2017-5-20 @ 13:13

brassicGamer wrote:
maximus wrote:I've always pronounced it "ree-vuh."

More importantly, how does everyone pronounce GIF? The creator of the format says it's pronounced "jif", but I think he's wrong. It's GIF with a hard G.


I love that when people say the inventor is wrong. But I will never say JIF. It's not Jraphics Interchange Format.

Yeah, there is no reasoning behind "jif" what so ever o.0. I'm pretty sure this used to be called Compuserve format (or something along those lines). And there was a "jiff" (jpeg interchange file format) used at one time, so jif...should be kept for cleaning products...or is that cif these days :dead:

brassicGamer wrote:People need to appreciate the difference between

srsly? so JPEG is an Acronym, not abbr. :exclamation: ... cee dee ROM, theres another :confused:

It's beginig to dawn on me why I gave up english at age 16 o.0... coz I cba wif it.
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