How exactly is "bokeh" prounounced?

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  1. alabama1980

    alabama1980 TPF Noob!

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    just curious if i have been saying it wrong....lol

    i say "bo" then prounounce "keh" like the "ke" in keg
     
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    And regardless of what the people in that thread say you are right. It's a Japanese word so say it as they do. But then I'm sure plenty of the Ameeeerican english speakers here will disagree :p

    Brb going set fire to myself to save you the flaming hassle.
     
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    wait! Do you say "bo" as in "bow" or "bo" as in "bot?"
     
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    "boh" and "keh" is the way I pronouce it. This after hearing a lens discussion between 2 Japanese Nikon employees talking over coffee at a trade show last year.
     
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    Bo as in Robot, and ke as in keg
     
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    Why exactly is "bokeh" pronounced?

    One of those weird words I can't quite bring myself to use...
     
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    Let's start a war.

    Ny kon?
    Nee kon?
     
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    nick-on
     
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    Again... Japanses Nikon emloyees pronounce the name of their company as "nee-kohn".

    I say "Nykon" (long "I")... lol.

    You say toMAHtoes, I say toMAYtoes.

    My toMAYtoe takes great pics... lol.
     
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    Since I have always heard it "Nykon" in every commercial I have ever seen, that is how I pronounce it.

    Bokeh, I have never pronounced, because I have never had the opportunity to speak it :D.

    Doesn't matter, I was way off anyways. I just now realize I subconsciously put an "r" in there to pronounce it "Brokeh" in my head (as in "broke-ah") :er:
     
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    Ah, but do you say NICK-ore or NYE-kore lenses?

    I always say NICK-ore because that's how it appears to me and how Nikon's
    customer service phone recording says it (last time I checked).

    But most people seem to say NYE-kore.

    But, the same people don't say NYE-kore-mat, for some reason. They say NICK-ore-mat.

    Go figure.
     

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