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Having seen "Bokeh" mentioned on here a few times, I always thought it was pronounced "Bokey" (to rhyme with "Jockey") but have been listening to a photography podcast from the US on the way in to work and they're pronouncing it "Boka" (to rhyme with "Joker").
Which is correct (or are both wrong) - is this another example of two countries separated by a common language (vis a vis "Van Gogh" v "Van Go")?
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More like two countries seperated by a bloody stupid word.
I just looked up Bokeh in the dictionary but the entry was blurred..........
Interesting one. It's originally from Japanese and I think in their language would be pronounced bo (as in bomb) and keh (as in Kent). Not that I'm suggesting anyone bombs Kent . I've also heard it as bo (as in boat) and keh (Kent again)! Any more for any more?
lol at Geoff. I guess you might prounce it in slightly more muffled tones if you were standing further away.
Where the XXXX that stupid pretentous word came from I can't imagine .... couldn't give a stuff how it is pronounced unless it is b0!!0cks
I thought it was pronounced bukkake...
Quote: I thought it was pronounced bukkake...
Well we all know what websites you frequent now, James !!
I thought it was pronounced "bucket" as in Hyacinth Bucket.
I would use one of the HowardA pronunciations, but I think his first one is nearest to japanese pronunciation.
Not that I've ever needed to pronounce it.
Quote: Where the XXXX that stupid pretentous word came from I can't imagine .... couldn't give a stuff how it is pronounced unless it is b0!!0cks
Well it's shorter than saying 'the degree and quality of background blur generated by differential focussing'... but God forbid that we accept that foreign words into the English language...
Quote: Where the XXXX that stupid pretentous word came from I can't imagine
Japan, I believe.
Any Japanese-speaking people on the forum care to enlighten us as to the correct pronunciation?
Cut the grass
Mow de lawn
---who cares as long as the meaning`s put across
You can read all about it here, by the chap who claims to have invented the spelling in 1997!
Good link. "BoatKenneth" it is then.
Looks that way!
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