Why do Americans say Nikon and Canon differently ?

Started Dec 6, 2013 | Questions thread
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happypoppeye
happypoppeye Veteran Member • Posts: 3,883
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Americans generally put more emphasis on the second syllable of a word and are almost taught this in school - without adding the last consonant of the first syllable to it but adding that consonant as the first letter of the second syllable, ending the first syllable with a vowel.

Europeans add the last consonant of the first syllable, putting more emphasis on the first syllable.

..other examples would be Bamako and Kabul.

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