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Old 07-05-14, 06:46 AM
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Pronunciation Question of the Day!

How do you pronounce NITTO? Just put a NITTO stem and bar on a bike, someone asked me about them, and I said they were:

1. Knit toe

2. Nye toe

3. ???

Thank you in advance for the answer that will allow me to demonstrate my vast knowledge of things C & V!!!!
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Old 07-05-14, 06:51 AM
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I say Neat-oh. Which is undoubtedly wrong.
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Old 07-05-14, 06:54 AM
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Old 07-05-14, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
I say Neat-oh. Which is undoubtedly wrong.

That is how I learned to say it
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Old 07-05-14, 07:20 AM
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"BER-ger-king"

Sorry. It's an old joke.
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Old 07-05-14, 10:15 AM
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Neato!

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OC, OR
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Old 07-05-14, 10:34 AM
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How the Japanese pronounce it is only an issue when you're speaking Japanese. When speaking English go with what you think will get the idea across best. IMHO that's nit-tow. If you're really worried about it, order it on line where pronunciation and grammar don't matter didly.
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Old 07-05-14, 10:40 AM
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I don't think I've ever spoken the word Nitto, but in my head I say the "ni" similar to nitwit.
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I say knit-o, tang-gy, and dee-ah comp.

I do call them "gyros" and I say "for all intensive porpoises" and refer to elevators as escalators and say "I'm out of here like a prom dress" and ask if the Bear is Catholic.

Like stink on rice.
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It's Nee Toe, and if you are interested, Nikon is Nee Con
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Reminds me of my Bikecology days, when we would get free repeat radio ads whenever disk jockey Wolfman Jack mispronounced Nishiki. Of course, my Japanese-literate elder son tells me most Americans mispronounce it, as well, by emphasizing the middle syllable, but at least they don't say, "Neshersky" or something like that.
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Yes. But I always called my cameras Nye-kon. And still do. I'm a 'mercan. I mis-pronounce nearly everything. Except Nitto, apparently.
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Originally Posted by vjp View Post
... Nikon is Nee Con
Tell that to Paul Simon.

1:07 in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtIA0BP-A7w
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Of course, my Japanese-literate elder son tells me most Americans mispronounce it, as well, by emphasizing the middle syllable, but at least they don't say, "Neshersky" or something like that.
Drives me a little nuts when I hear how most people on the radio pronounce Tokyo…. Toe-kee-oh.
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Drives me a little nuts when I hear how most people on the radio pronounce Tokyo…. Toe-kee-oh.
Here in San Diego were hear a lot of "Ti-a-wana," so I guess extra syllables are a multiple language problem.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I say knit-o, tang-gy, and dee-ah comp.

I do call them "gyros" and I say "for all intensive porpoises" and refer to elevators as escalators and say "I'm out of here like a prom dress" and ask if the Bear is Catholic.

Like stink on rice.
Lol! I always ask if the pope poos in the woods
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Lol! I always ask if the pope poos in the woods
I say that as well- but in a little more coarse terms.







That's the way the cookie bounces.

It really takes a lot of thought to say this stuff "wrong."
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I am a 30 year Nikon user and until I lived in Tokyo I had no idea that it was pronounced differently than Nye-kon and personally I still refer to them as Nye-kon and so do the Nikon reps in N.A.

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Yes. But I always called my cameras Nye-kon. And still do. I'm a 'mercan. I mis-pronounce nearly everything. Except Nitto, apparently.
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yeah…I just think those Japanese folks talk funny.
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I thought this was gonna be a thread about how to pronounce Oregon!!
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I don't think I've ever spoken the word Nitto, but in my head I say the "ni" similar to nitwit.
Ditto.
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
Here in San Diego were hear a lot of "Ti-a-wana," so I guess extra syllables are a multiple language problem.
Interesting.

On a side note, I believe La Jolla is indeed pronounced la jolla.

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Vitus is veeTOOCE. Or so I was told.
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knee toe
Think I'm going with this.....Thanks all. Ironically, 10 minutes after my post someone stopped by and bought the knee toe equipped bike!
Now I have no knee toes!
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