Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by omaha, Jun 27, 2013.
We say mah-mee-ya here.
my-me-yuh or ma-me-yuh. depending on which side of the bed i woke up on.
If you say ma-mee-ya, then you should probably be saying Nee-kon, not Ni-kon too.
Better than Lee-ka
The "O" in Nikon is a long o. So it should be pronounced as knee-cone.
Perhaps, but ma-mee-ya is what they say here, nevertheless.
oooo, I lie-ka that! (the k is silent, right?)
"Leica". When you see "ei" or "ie" in a German word or name, it's pronounced as the second letter. Which I had no success at all explaining to the guy using "Zees" lenses on his DSLR.
Germans say "Zees", too, sometimes.
As in "Zees ah zee best lenses in ze vuhld."
Lye-ka, better than lay-ka.
although I hear that the laykas did pretty well last season.
I say Nyekon, not Neekown.
Hasselblad is fun to say because you can use a different pronunciation each time you say it. I like to mix it up and say "Hazzablad" sometimes, "Hass-il-blad" others, "Hassablad" and "Hasselblawd" also work.
Though mostly I call it a "Hooselhassel" because one time I walked into Calumet on 22nd st in NYC and that's what the funny guy behind the counter called it.
I say nigh-con, but I'm on the west coast
So was I right about the Laykas?
Nah-- they pretty much sucked. Made the playoffs on the last day of the season, then promptly got swept.
On an up note, though, former Laker Brian Shaw was just named head coach of the Denver Nuggets. Congratulations, Brian, and I hope you'll still talk to us little people here on APUG!
It's alright, the NY Metz never do terribly well. Maybe a broken flashtube...
I like short people.
That's how I'd say it IF I was in Japan.... (and I'm from there)
I suspect that it varies by country. In the Nikon TV advertisements in the UK, it is pronounced Nick... on.
You pronounce it differently when you're in the USA? How do you say it here?
Thanks for the insight!
Paul Simon said "nye-kon". That's enough for me.
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