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Potayto, potarto

SkoutSews

Potayto, potarto
« on: May 22, 2017, 20:40:21 PM »
Now here's a small matter that's been on my mind. How do you pronounce 'Janome'? I've always gone with two syllables, Ja-nome. I'm sure that's how the tutor-lady pronounced it in the shop, too. Just recently I've heard people (Americans on YouTube mostly ) using three syllables, Ja-no-mee.
As the machines used to be branded' New Home' the first option seems to make sense, but maybe I'm just wrong?

Francesca

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 20:45:10 PM »
They're a Japanese company so I expect it's probably Jah-no-me. But I always say Jah-gnome!

Holly Berry

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 20:47:09 PM »
I've always pronounced it as Ja-nome, but several people I know pronounce it as Ja-no-me. As to which is right I've no idea.

My first machine was a Janome branded as a Novum.
Procrastination get behind me 

DementedFairy

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 20:53:58 PM »
Janome Begins. In Japanese, the word Janome (pronounced Ja-NO-me) means "eye of the snake." The company earned the name in the 1920s when founder Yosaku Ose, a pioneer in Japanese sewing manufacturing, began to use a round metal bobbin system instead of the traditional long shuttle.
C'est moi!

SkoutSews

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 21:10:25 PM »
Thank you, DF! Proper knowledge. Though it does seem that two-syllable Ja-gnome is widely used as well.

Efemera

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 21:34:59 PM »
I've always known it as Ja-no - mee

Lilian

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 21:47:27 PM »
I always pronounce it Ja-no-mee  :)
Willing but not always able :)


Lantana

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017, 21:56:40 PM »
I was pronouncing it as 'ja nome' but Russel from Sewing Machines Direct put me right when I went up to Wrexham to buy one! So I had it on good authority :)

:vintage:
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway .... er sometimes!

SkoutSews

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 21:58:28 PM »
I'm beginning to think they should have stuck with New Home!  ;) Or perhaps I should have bought a Singer.

Greybird

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 22:43:38 PM »
I was corrected by the Janome lady in John Lewis for giving it only two syllables - she said Ja-no-me.

SkoutSews

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 23:02:22 PM »
Ja-no-mee seems to be correct, then. I'll need to practise......
Thanks for your replies.

BrendaP

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 01:06:44 AM »
I've always thought it was three syllables, Ja-no-me
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Missie

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 08:36:06 AM »
I'm another Ja-mo-mee!

Marniesews

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2017, 18:17:10 PM »
I clearly need to get out more, I think I've only ever heard it as 3 syllables but anglicising names has always been common. You still hear Porsche more often as a single syllable rather than two as it is in German.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Hachi

Re: Potayto, potarto
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2017, 20:26:09 PM »
It is pronounced as "jah-no-meh" in Japan.
The last syllable "me" is not like "me" as in "you and me", or the word does not rhyme with gnome.
 
Here is the YouTube video of an old Memory Craft commercial. Watch at about 26 seconds into it, where the penguins are, and at about 55 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TcM18BsErI

But at the end of the day, whatever the way you English speaking people say is the way it is in English, right? So no worries  :D
Kind of like how Ikea is pronounced "eye-kee-ah" in English.

And wait till you hear how Japanese people say McDonald in Japanese. It's a 6 syllable word.
At 49 seconds into it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rxTiNBDCfQ
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