Nick-on or N-Icon - how do YOU pronounce it?

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  1. UUilliam

    UUilliam TPF Noob!

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    Personally I say Nick-on
     
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    RUBBISH

    is how I say it. Though "trash/garbarge" and other similar terms are also used in common talk.

    ;)
     
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    by N-con do you mean Nye-kon? That's how i say it. I think it's wrong though, i like the sound of it.
     
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    Yup. That is the way the Adverts say it, I personally say Nick-on
     
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    Nye-kon....This question comes up almost as often as Canon VS Nikon
     
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    :raisedbrow: I've never heard anyone call it nick-on.....
     
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    Hmm, Japanese pronunciation:

    ni = nee
    ko = koh
    n = n
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You'd be suprised ar the number of pronounciations.....I once heard a guy call them nikkins....I could swear the guy said knickers. The look that came over my face had to be horrible, and I'm a Canon shooter.
     
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    Yes, Japanese pronunciation is as listed above ni = nee ko = koh n = n,with almost equal emphasis on on the "nee" and the "cone". I once asked a Japanese exchange student how to pronounce Nikon,and that is what she told me.

    In videos made by people from the UK and Australia, I have repeatedly heard the brand name pronounced it NICK-on.

    Most Americans pronounce it NYE-con.

    I still sometimes think of Nikon as Nippon Kogaku, or Japan Camera. You know, the company that made all of the lenses for Canon's first three years' worth of 35mm cameras.
     
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    ca = kah
    no = noh
    n = n
     
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    I pronounce it wrong (the American way).

    I studied Japanese years ago, so I do know how to pronounce it, but it just sounds wrong since literally everybody in the US (even the Nikon commercials on TV) pronounce it the way you would if it were spelled Naikon.
     
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    In the states every Nikon rep I've ever known says it with an "eye" "N-EYE-KAHN". Apparently that's how they say it, so that's how I've always said it.

    I agree though, the Japanese and some Europeans say it differently. In the UK some car names are pronounced differently too. Whatever! :)
     

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