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"Bokeh" - how do you pronounce it?!


dougv Plus
11 8.4k 3 England
3 May 2007 5:22PM
I don't care.
It's a silly made up word that may as well be txtspk!
Dont u agree m8s?
Wink

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spaceman 11 5.2k 3 Wales
3 May 2007 5:43PM

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 Smile
IanA 11 3.0k 12 England
3 May 2007 6:25PM
You want to try measuring it!! Tongue

(I've always pronounced it as in "okay"!)

Wink
dark_lord Plus
11 1.6k 168 England
3 May 2007 6:31PM
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.
c_evans99 11 7.0k 1 Wales
3 May 2007 8:07PM

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 Smile
spaceman 11 5.2k 3 Wales
3 May 2007 8:40PM
Ooh, good - I love a good purge. I bags the flame-thrower.
smileylaura 9 640 United Kingdom
3 May 2007 9:21PM
This reminds me of Bokeh Tov... (or maybe it's boker tov).... it's Good Morning in hebrew!
c_evans99 11 7.0k 1 Wales
3 May 2007 10:26PM

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 Smile
nikon5700ite 11 1.8k
3 May 2007 10:31PM
I simply don't
Tutterzzz 8 160 United Kingdom
3 May 2007 10:33PM
I pronounce it like bo-k-eh
Britman 8 1.7k England
4 May 2007 12:15AM
c_evans,
I believe it's already too late. You don't really thing these EPZ meets are about taking photographs do you!
deviant 11 3.0k 1 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 1:55PM
This article covers the origins of the word without being overly pretentious.
stromboli 2 1
31 Dec 2012 11:12AM
Boka rhymes with Joker??
bainsybike 5 288
31 Dec 2012 11:31AM
Not if you're Scottish Wink
Fogey 2 95 13 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 11:33AM

Quote:Where the XXXX that stupid pretentous word came from I can't imagine

Japan, I believe. Wink

Any Japanese-speaking people on the forum care to enlighten us as to the correct pronunciation?

Doug



It plonounsed bock-eh, plick. Wink

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