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  1. #21

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    I heard before:
    Japanese and Singapore we pronounce the correct way - NEE KON
    ANG MOHs - NAI KON
    China - NAI GONG

    LOL!
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  2. #22

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    CANON


    lol
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    CANON


    lol
    Hello.... trying to start a brand war here ?

    Should be Sony, Fuji, Oly ... or best still local singlish " Ni Ah Kong"

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    new way of pronouncing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    CANON


    lol
    LOL... canon doesn't have this issue =p

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan1975 View Post
    Hello.... trying to start a brand war here ?

    Should be Sony, Fuji, Oly ... or best still local singlish " Ni Ah Kong"
    Don't worry Peterpan, you have to know Adamadam, just about one of the few genuinely nice guys left on earth, is also a provobial JOKER with a sometimes wicked sense of humour!

    I hear that another brand always gets branded along with a well-known sanitary product (LOL! and sorry Meh Meh), and there is another group who pronounces it as 'Noink'. Don't ask me why, I have no idea.

    The thing about names and associations, as well as brading is that as long a a greater majority of a community uses the word or phrase in a certain way, it is generally acepted to be correct.

    For example, branding by Kodak was once so strong in the Phillippines, that people didn't say "Please take a photo of me", but said, "Please Kodak me." Similarly, almost everyone here I know says "Scotch tape" but what they meant was any kind of CELLOTAPE, and not necessarily the trademarked Scotch brand variety of cellotape.

    So if someone pronounces Canon as Kaanong, and Nikon as Haimon, and Pentax as Aspex, and almost an entire community uses it that way, it is correct.
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  7. #27

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    thats why ... everyone got their way of pronouns words. As long the information is clear, so be it.

    1) can't convince them, confuse them, can't confuse them, condemn them
    2) can't win them, join them

    Lastly, always with the crowded not against the it. cos end up, even the word nikon is speak correctly, but the group say "neekong", its still wrong. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan1975 View Post
    thats why ... everyone got their way of pronouns words. As long the information is clear, so be it.

    1) can't convince them, confuse them, can't confuse them, condemn them
    2) can't win them, join them

    Lastly, always with the crowded not against the it. cos end up, even the word nikon is speak correctly, but the group say "neekong", its still wrong. LOL
    So, has anyone heard of the new 'Char Kway Teow' brand of lenses that's supposed to be even better tha Carl Zeiss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by satch View Post
    LOL... canon doesn't have this issue =p
    Are you absolutely sure abt that?

    Incidentally, Canon's not spared.

    There is, again, 2 pronunciations, CAN-EARN (with the N sound in front of earn, probably the more popular) and CAN-NON (which incidentally looks like cannon but not pronounced as such).

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    i pronounced it as Nee-con ..

    nai- con sounds odd to me.. esp if it's a japanese brand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    So, has anyone heard of the new 'Char Kway Teow' brand of lenses that's supposed to be even better tha Carl Zeiss?
    can eat one or not?.. who cares about the name.... as long it do what it suppose to do, dont be bother about the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunas View Post
    I agree. The Caucasians have a different way of pronouncing the Japanese word. Nikon is actually a Japanese word, btw.

    Contrastingly, as for Nike, maybe some Japanese will pronounce it as (Nic Kay), as their hiragana in romaji is pronounced that way.
    Nikon in the U.S.A. don't use the Japanese pronunciation, which was confusing to me but then, almost all of the brands sound different.

    Nikon is short for Nippon Kogaku, which used to be on the packaging years ago, when I was selling cameras.

  13. #33

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    Have u heard of American pronounce "Samsung"???

  14. #34

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    Sam "any guy called sam" and Sung "sing song the sung" haha LOL
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    hmm .. just a simple though. who make the ISO standard when come to pronouncing of words? Does anyone really ask why its say like this rather than the other way? Does anyone question or just follow? Time for a brainstorming. lolx

  16. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Potter View Post
    Have u heard of American pronounce "Samsung"???
    You should see them try 'Hyundai'

  17. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ23 View Post
    Are you absolutely sure abt that?

    Incidentally, Canon's not spared.

    There is, again, 2 pronunciations, CAN-EARN (with the N sound in front of earn, probably the more popular) and CAN-NON (which incidentally looks like cannon but not pronounced as such).
    Wat can I say ...

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  18. #38

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    You guys got it all wrong!
    N-i-k-o-n is actually pronounced as 'My-Cute-Little-Teddy-Bear'
    C-a-n-o-n is actually pronounced as 'My-Sweetest-Cupcake-in-the-fridge'
    H-y-u-n-d-a-i is actually pronounced as 'She-sells-seashells-on-the-seashore'

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMediaLuz View Post
    You guys got it all wrong!
    N-i-k-o-n is actually pronounced as 'My-Cute-Little-Teddy-Bear'
    C-a-n-o-n is actually pronounced as 'My-Sweetest-Cupcake-in-the-fridge'
    H-y-u-n-d-a-i is actually pronounced as 'She-sells-seashells-on-the-seashore'
    lol. abit no link leh, i dont get it!
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    Nai-Con sounds horrible to me! The Nai sounds like the chinese word for Milk...

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