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    How do you pronounce "Mamiya"?

    I have heard it pronounced at least three ways:

    1) Muh-MY-uh (rhymes with Papaya)

    2) Muh-ME-uh (like the Italian phrase "Momma-miya!" without the middle "ma"

    3) MAH-mmy-Uh (like Mammy-uh, with the accent on the first syllable)

    I recently got an RB-67, and when I'm out shooting with it, I sometimes get asked what kind of camera it is. I'd like to know how to say it right. I have started just calling it an RB67.

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    I guess, you could pronounce it like the Japanese do: mah-MEE-yah
    (with an added intonation)
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    #1... that's the way I have always heard it pronounced.

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    Thanks arigram! I'm amazed at how fast questions get answers on these forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papagene View Post
    #1... that's the way I have always heard it pronounced.

    gene
    Uh oh, we have controversy now... one vote for #1, one for #2. I've been saying it as #1 too.

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    #2 is the one I am most familiar with, and use.

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    mah mee yah, no accented syllable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    mah mee yah, no accented syllable.
    Correct oh learned one!

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    #2 in ways similar to the Japanese pronunciation of Nikon (NEE-kon)

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    I called the company once...and the woman answered mah mee yah. I called for that very reason...

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