Know what it means, don't know how to say it


kerrowdown

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 17:16
Accents aside, how does one pronounce bokeh, is it

1) bow key

2) boke (like boat)

3) some other way

Now this should be an interesting thread
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PeteWelshPhotography

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 17:27
how are you pronouncing bow is it bow as the front of the boat .. or bow as robin hoods weapon?

Pentax K7 and K5 and several black tubey things with magnifying glass in that twist around and move in and out - to be honest I am not sure exactly what I have. Will list the proper names one day..

Malo1961

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 17:29
I'll bite. OK with a B in front. So phonetic it would sound like bookee, OK

Martin.
(now somebody explain why I answered that)
Best regards,

Martin.


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kerrowdown

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 17:41
I knew this could be fun, Peter, bow as in ribbon or Robin Hood

It could also be as in front of boat, I'd not thought of it that of that way
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Last Edited by kerrowdown on 18/09/2008 - 17:43

ttk

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 18:10
I know lets just call it a out of focus background
Tel,
Last Edited by ttk on 18/09/2008 - 18:11

Gwyn

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 18:16
I pronounce it bo-kay. Ken Rockwell pronounces it that way - as does my son's Japanese ex-girlfriend, who is also a photographer.

Edit - If Martin's pronounciation follows Dutch rules then he's about right too, if he follows English rules he's not - sorry Martin!
Last Edited by Gwyn on 18/09/2008 - 18:17

ChrisA

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 18:19
My vote is for 'Bo' as in 'Bo Peep', and "Que", as in "Fawlty Towers".
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Malo1961

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 18:22
Gwyn wrote:


Edit - If Martin's pronounciation follows Dutch rules then he's about right too, if he follows English rules he's not - sorry Martin!

well....last time I checked I was Dutch

Martin.
Best regards,

Martin.


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beginner

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 18:22
Or the same as a bunch of flowers!....gift wrapped of course!
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Gwyn

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 18:52
Malo1961 wrote:
Gwyn wrote:


Edit - If Martin's pronounciation follows Dutch rules then he's about right too, if he follows English rules he's not - sorry Martin!

well....last time I checked I was Dutch

Martin.

True Martin - but an English person reading boo kee would pronounce it very differently to a Dutch person - they would say it more like boe kie in Dutch
Confusion reigns

ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 20:44
I pronounce it bow-keh
keh as in kettle.
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terje-l

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 20:44
Luckily the pronounciation doesn't matter in this forum, since we communicate in writing rather than speaking.

On the other hand, in conversation it would probably be interpreted correctly based on the context.
Best regards
Terry

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ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 18/09/2008 - 20:47
http://photonotes.org/cgi-bin/entry.pl?id=bokeh

bo-ké
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pentaxian450

Link Posted 19/09/2008 - 01:39
Here it is in French: boké

Now, everybody together: bo-ké
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)
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