How do you pronounce "Nikon?"

Started Sep 23, 2008 | Discussions thread
lemon_juice
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In reply to Ravncat, Oct 8, 2008

Ravncat wrote:

I'm just gonna fill in a bit of miscelaneous info...

Nikon is Japanese, and as said, it is Nee Kon -

It comes from Nihon Kougaku --- Japan Optics Nihon (nee hon) is
Japanese for Japan. Kougaku is literally the study of light ->
optics. The Japanese like to shorten things all the time, words like
Pasocon (Personal Computer). Nikon is essentially the same, chosen
for the name of the company. As It originated in Japan, the companies
name is pronounced Neekon, as an American living in Japan, Many
people have laughed at my American pronunciation of Nikon.

As Language does its international thing, I'd say any of the
pronunciation's you've heard are correct overseas, but only one is
correct in Japan.

So the British seems to be closer to the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hRTyE8FePY

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