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08/11/2005 01:05:03 PM · #1
is it knee con --- or -- N eye con??
myself and a teacher were discussing this and she said in the english language it would be Neyecon and I said but the camera is probably foreign made -- asia probably and that might be KneeCon????????? Help???
08/11/2005 01:06:21 PM · #2
I've always heard n-eye kon.

FWIW
08/11/2005 01:07:01 PM · #3
Knee con seems to be the preferred pronunciation amongst pros, but I call them N eye con. I'd love to know what other people here think...
08/11/2005 01:07:16 PM · #4
Of course you trade it for a Can-on.

WOOPS.

Did I say that? DANG IT.
08/11/2005 01:08:00 PM · #5
I've never heard it any way other than "Nye-kon" and the lenses as "Nye-core" from pros or shop salesmen or company reps. Who knows, they could all be wrong.

Message edited by author 2005-08-11 13:09:23.
08/11/2005 01:08:08 PM · #6
Most of the time I say Knee con, but that's probably because of the fact that my first language is French. I would guess that the english prononciation would probably be n-eye-con.

Seb
08/11/2005 01:08:21 PM · #7
Nikon Reps say N-eye-kon
08/11/2005 01:08:22 PM · #8
Originally posted by mavrik:

I've always heard n-eye kon.

FWIW


I've heard most canon users pronounce it as ta-rash. ;) j/k (heck I'm one to talk, I'm using an oly-um-pus)
08/11/2005 01:09:20 PM · #9
I rarely hear the "knee-con" pronunciation. I wonder if it's a US thang? Is "knee-con" a more common pronunciation in Europe/Asia?
08/11/2005 01:09:34 PM · #10
Technically, it's a combination of Japanese words that are pronounced "Knee-con." But I've only heard Japanese people pronounce it that way. :-)
08/11/2005 01:09:43 PM · #11
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08/11/2005 01:09:43 PM · #12
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

I've never heard it any way other than "Nye-kon" and the lenses as "Nye-core" from pros or shop salesmen or company reps. Who knows, they could all be wrong.


same here..never heard of "n-ee-kon".
08/11/2005 01:10:50 PM · #13
Interesting, when I've been in photographers' pits with pros, a huge amount of them pronounce it Knee con.
08/11/2005 01:11:36 PM · #14
Originally posted by BobsterLobster:

Interesting, when I've been in photographers' pits with pros, a huge amount of them pronounce it Knee con.


Those are the same people who try to be "upscale" and say "pictaaaaaaaaaage"
08/11/2005 01:13:14 PM · #15
un-com-pa-ta-bull

Seriously, I've never heard anything but N-eye-con (rhymes with icon, and I con-sider, and why con-tinue...)
08/11/2005 01:13:57 PM · #16
just asked my japanese friend... it's pronounced nee-kon... but here in the US, we call it ny-kon :)
08/11/2005 01:16:26 PM · #17
Originally posted by kirbic:

I rarely hear the "knee-con" pronunciation. I wonder if it's a US thang? Is "knee-con" a more common pronunciation in Europe/Asia?

Yep, I've only ever heard it as "Knee-Con". English and American are btw the only languages I know where an 'i' becomes "eye" and not "ee".
08/11/2005 01:18:34 PM · #18
N-eye-Kon in Canada~! Even the french agree on this one, lol~! U know, even our mad cows pronounce it that way, lol.

Message edited by author 2005-08-11 13:18:58.
08/11/2005 01:23:14 PM · #19
It's not N-eye-con and it's not Eye-Raq
08/11/2005 01:24:03 PM · #20
My guess is you wont be arrested, fined, slapped, ridiculed or anything else by pronouncing it either way. Hey, we say toe-mate-toe and they say toe-maht-toe.
08/11/2005 01:46:36 PM · #21
I suppose I just can't get past Paul Simon's immortalization of the brand in his pop song "Kodachrome"....I've got a N-igh-con camera, love to take a Fooooo-toe-graph....
08/11/2005 01:47:39 PM · #22
Most folks in the UK pronounce it with an i as in Nick.

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08/11/2005 01:48:49 PM · #23
I say Nick On, like e301 said.

Message edited by author 2005-08-11 13:52:51.
08/11/2005 01:50:47 PM · #24
Originally posted by kirbic:

I rarely hear the "knee-con" pronunciation. I wonder if it's a US thang? Is "knee-con" a more common pronunciation in Europe/Asia?

Nick on, across the UK. I've heard one person say Knee-con.
08/11/2005 02:05:24 PM · #25
As a native Finnish I would pronounce it 'N-eye-con'. 'Knee-con' sounds weird. ;o
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