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Rick_Hunter
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Learn how to pronounce Nikon correctly.
10 months ago

Sorry, it may be that I'm becoming an old & grumpy man.

I'm getting tired of hearing Nikon pronounced the wrong way, so please:

The name Nikon, which dates from 1946, is a merging of Nippon Kōgaku (日本光学: "Japan Optical") and Zeiss' brand Ikon.

The right way to pronounce it is "nee-kon" - you can hear it here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Nikon.ogg

If you have any further doubts, this is Nikon's official 90th anniversary commemorative video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFUcOrs5LrM

As you can hear, it is pronounced "nee-kon" and not "nai-kon" (USA, I'm looking at you)

Best regards

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