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Re: How much longer will the EOS and EF system endure?
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2011, 08:06:44 AM »
or maybe he had a boring day and wanted to ask something....

On that note, maybe I could ask this: in England, we pronounce Nikon 'Nick-on' and Nissan 'Niss-an' and Canon 'Can-on', with short vowels - especially the second - and a light stress on the first syllable. In America, I have heard Nikon pronounced 'Ny-kahn' and Nissan 'Nee-ssahn' with long vowels, and stressed second syllables: so how do you pronounce Canon? 'Ca-nahn'? 'Cay-nahn'?

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Re: How much longer will the EOS and EF system endure?
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Re: How much longer will the EOS and EF system endure?
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2011, 08:17:51 AM »
On our side of the pond we pronounce Canon the same way as "cannon".  Neither the american nor english pronunciations of nikon are correct, in japanese the "I" is prounced as an "ee" sound.

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Re: How much longer will the EOS and EF system endure?
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2011, 02:33:01 PM »
or maybe he had a boring day and wanted to ask something....

On that note, maybe I could ask this: in England, we pronounce Nikon 'Nick-on' and Nissan 'Niss-an' and Canon 'Can-on', with short vowels - especially the second - and a light stress on the first syllable. In America, I have heard Nikon pronounced 'Ny-kahn' and Nissan 'Nee-ssahn' with long vowels, and stressed second syllables: so how do you pronounce Canon? 'Ca-nahn'? 'Cay-nahn'?

That's interesting. I knew that Nikon was pronouced Nick-on in England and Australia/New Zealand too but I didn't know that about Nissan. I think it's cool the way that works. I dont' think anyone told me how to say Nikon. I looked at it and thought "Ny-kon"
But yeah, Canon is the same. Can-on
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Re: How much longer will the EOS and EF system endure?
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2011, 09:08:55 PM »
On our side of the pond we pronounce Canon the same way as "cannon".  Neither the american nor english pronunciations of nikon are correct, in japanese the "I" is prounced as an "ee" sound.

Alright, here we go with linguistics again  ;)

The Japanese pronounciation of the term Canon (yeah, it's pretty funny to watch Canon-sponsored programs/commercials and hear the different pronounciations for the same name) is more like "Kyah-non" where the "non" sounds like the french "non".

However, the catch phrase/slogan used in the commercials seems to be unified under the English pronounciation.

All these from a company named after the Bodhisattva of Mercy (Kannon)....
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Re: How much longer will the EOS and EF system endure?
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