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I don't care.
It's a silly made up word that may as well be txtspk!
Dont u agree m8s?
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Quote: 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...
I just say "blurry background". Heh, it was good enough for the first 150yrs of photography
You want to try measuring it!!
(I've always pronounced it as in "okay"!)
Howard's suggestions are correct (if you know anything about Japanese phonetic sounds).
Not sure if it's a short or a long 'o' sound, but as most occurrences are short I'd go with that. I'll have to remember to ask a colleauge. I remember learning the katakana and hiragana characters but never made it to the kanji apart from a hnadful of chemical terms.
Quote: I just say "blurry background". Heh, it was good enough for the first 150yrs of photography
In which case it must be time to purge the digital cameras
Ooh, good - I love a good purge. I bags the flame-thrower.
This reminds me of Bokeh Tov... (or maybe it's boker tov).... it's Good Morning in hebrew!
Quote: Ooh, good - I love a good purge. I bags the flame-thrower.
Coincidentally my friend has just sent me a URL for a home made flamethrower (it's not like we're both militant Welsh nationalists) - I'd post it but wouldn't want ePz blacklisted by the CIA
I simply don't
I pronounce it like bo-k-eh
I believe it's already too late. You don't really thing these EPZ meets are about taking photographs do you!
This article covers the origins of the word without being overly pretentious.
Boka rhymes with Joker??
Not if you're Scottish
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?
It plonounsed bock-eh, plick.
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