How are you pronouncing the "i" in Nikon?

1 week 20 hours ago #746079 by Pete Franko
Our photo meet yesterday had covered this topic and now I want to hear from you all.  

How are you saying the "i" in Nikon? 

"i" or "eee"?


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1 week 18 hours ago #746087 by Shadowfixer1
Depends on where you live. U.S is "Neyecon". Some other countries use "Nick on" and some use "Knee con"

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1 week 18 hours ago #746089 by CharleyL
For me, who once owned Nikon Cameras, I have always pronounced it "I", as in the name of the letter "I". The stable is now full of Canon cameras.

Charley


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1 week 15 hours ago - 1 week 15 hours ago #746104 by TCav
I once took my Nikon S2 to a camera shop in Yokosuka. There was a significant language barrier, but it was clear that he wanted to buy my camera while I was there to buy lenses.

What was clear was his pronunciation: Neee-ko.

See upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Ja-Nikon.oga


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1 week 15 hours ago #746105 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Pete

This word -along with many others- as spoken around the world will change its phonetic emphasis along with regional differences in pronunciation

In Downunder-land the camera name is mostly said as "Nik-on" whereas in many U-tube videos from the US I hear it pronounced as "N-eye-kon" - so when locals hear that we roll our eyes and mutter under our breath about 'bluddy-foreigners' :p

Phil

Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/

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1 week 13 hours ago #746106 by Carter Gledhill
N-eye-kon


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5 days 18 hours ago #746163 by Rick Larin
+1 for N-eye-con


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2 days 9 hours ago #746267 by Happy Hour
N (eye) con is how I say it.


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17 hours 3 minutes ago #746355 by Garbo
Everyone in the USA that I know says "eye" people in Europe and every place else says "Nick-on".  

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10 hours 52 minutes ago #746358 by TCav

Garbo wrote: Everyone in the USA that I know says "eye" people in Europe and every place else says "Nick-on".  


Except in Japan (and possibly elsewhere in Asia) where they say Neee-ko.


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