How do you pronounce.....?!?!?!?!?!

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  1. lkWinnipesaukee

    lkWinnipesaukee TPF Noob!

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    Let's get the correct pronunciations of:

    Leica, Nikon, Zeiss, Zenit, Nikkor, bokeh, Tamron, et cetera.

    I'll take a shot.

    Leica=LIE-kah
    Nikon=nee-kon (although I say neigh-kon)
    Zeiss=ssICE
    Zenit=tsee-nit
    Nikkor=nee-KOR
    bokeh=bow-kuh
    Tamron=TAM-rin
     
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    Leica is LIE*-kah (*like in "to lie on the bed")

    Zeiss is ts-ice

    bokeh is boh-keh (both syllables equally stressed with very closed vowels)
     
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    all I know is that Bokeh is pronounced
    bow kay
    That's why they added the H...cause technically it's spelled boke.
     
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    Being German is a clear advantage here. Most of them are pronounced as you would pronounce them in German :mrgreen:

    Just catch a German and let him read them out aloud.
     
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    My take on phonetically saying:
    Leica (LAY on the ground, - CAR)
    Nikon (We are the knights who say NI, - CON as in con-artist)
    Zeiss (ZEISS as in the way a german would pronounce "this", or the way Americans call the letter Z with a few ss on the end)
    Zenit (never heard this before but I'd say it like the SENATE)
    Nikkor (NICKelodeon - CORE)
    bokeh (short sharp sounds BO KE)
    Tamron (two names. TAM as in River Tam from the Firefly series or movie called Serenity, RON as in Ron from harry potter)
    et cetera (et as in etc, and cetera as in etc) :p
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    By that you mean the American pronouniciation of that spelling, but there is also the English, the German , the Spanish, and so on ...
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Garbz, Leica is a German product, so believe me its pronounciation as I said: Lie (as in "to lie on the grass") and "car" (if you so want). But not "lay" as in "lay the table". No. Lie. Car.

    And sorry, Garbz, since Zeiss is also a German product, also that word is pronounced as I said: Ts - ICE (like in "ice cubes"). It is so.

    As to the Japanese words we would need to know the language to be really sure about the pronounciation. We Germans tend to pronounce the words just like WE would pronounce THAT kind of spelling, and English speaking people will certainly pronounce it like THEIR way of speaking THAT spelling...
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The German pronounciation of transcribed Japanese words is almost exactly the same as the Japanese pronounciation.
     
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    i say "n-eye-kon"
     
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    that works for n-eye-key (Nike), but not for Nikon
     
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    Here's one list of pronunciations.

    http://medfmt.8k.com/mf/pronounce.html

    Sigh-nar or See-nar - the conventional pronunciation by the naughty English is not always the pronunciation used in the country of origin.

    Then there is Chimera - they want their name to be pronounced 'shimmerer' rather than 'kimerah'.

    Best,
    Helen
     

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