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    How to properly pronounce Cambo?

    Hi,

    I have a trivial question: what is the proper way of pronouncing Cambo? The wiki article claims that it's a contraction of Camera Bok. So I guess the question boils down to how camera and bok are pronounced in Dutch.

    I assume camera is pronounced as "kahm", rather than the American "cam". Is this correct? As for the "Bok", is it a short "bohk" (like a chicken sound)? A long "boke" (rhyming with poke)? Or more like "Bach" (the composer)?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: How to properly pronounce Cambo?

    Rennie Rook from Cambo in the Netherlands pronounced it similar to Kahm-Bo if I recall correctly. No 'k's or long 'o's.

    I think that you'll be understood however you say though. Now let's not get started on how to say Nikon - neekon, nycon, nick-on etc etc.
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    Re: How to properly pronounce Cambo?

    Nikon is easy

    ni ko n'
    or ni-ko-n (swallow most on the n)
    in katakana it is easier to explain
    ニコン
    ニ= ni
    コ=ko
    ン= unvoiced n
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    Re: How to properly pronounce Cambo?

    I want a japanized Nikon now with the logo in katakana script!
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    Re: How to properly pronounce Cambo?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    I want a japanized Nikon now with the logo in katakana script!
    As far as I know those have never been produced.
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    Re: How to properly pronounce Cambo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    As far as I know those have never been produced.
    There's no need. Romaji is part of Japanese.

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    Re: How to properly pronounce Cambo?

    In Japanese, Cambo is カンボー or kanboh.

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    Re: How to properly pronounce Cambo?

    Thanks all for the helpful information!

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    Re: How to properly pronounce Cambo?

    As far as I know the company was established in 1948 by Mr Bok who thought Cam(era) and a piece of my name Bo. Pronounced Like Rambo with a K.

    Michiel

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