1. MDak280's Avatar
    So, I was reading this CNet article about Nokia, and it said that Nokia was pronounced knock-ya. I find that very strange, as I've always pronounced it No-kee-uh. I just can't bring myself to pronounce it as knock-ya, it sounds so weird! I guess that's how they pronounce it in Finland. What do you guys think?

    Also, I've been pronouncing Lumia as loom-ee-uh, but now I'm wondering if that's the correct pronunciation or not. :p

    I know that this really doesn't matter that much, but I find this subject interesting.
    12-18-2012 09:47 PM
  2. kevin2577's Avatar
    That's an interesting point, I mean they are Finnish so the "correct" pronunciation is "nock-ya", but at the same time they have always marketed themselves in the United States as "No-kee-ya", so it doesn't make it wrong. The Finnish pronunciation is more "authentic" but the Anglicized one isn't incorrect, as Nokia themselves refer to themselves as that in the U.S. market.

    I believe Lumia is marketed as Loo-me-ah everywhere
    12-18-2012 10:39 PM
  3. fwaits's Avatar
    I believe Lumia is marketed as Loo-me-ah everywhere
    Close, a little more like Loo-Me-Uh, but that's probably what you meant anyway. =)
    12-18-2012 11:30 PM
  4. kevin2577's Avatar
    ^ yes exactly, loo-me-uh
    12-18-2012 11:37 PM
  5. 920Walker's Avatar
    Muh-muh said nock-ya out. I'm gun-nuh nock-ya out.
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    12-18-2012 11:41 PM
  6. Jastow's Avatar
    pronounced like this
    12-19-2012 12:34 AM
  7. jiayit's Avatar
    When I'm lazy, I just say Lu-mya. Otherwise, I like to pronounce it as Lu-mee-ya, sometimes I purposely stretch the MEEEEEE
    But I pronounce Nokia as no-kya. Not knock-ya.
    12-19-2012 12:48 AM
  8. gedzum's Avatar
    I pronounce it N-OH-KEE-AH LOO-MEE-AH. But like jiayit, when I'm lazy I just slur my speech so it sounds something like it
    12-20-2012 04:43 PM
  9. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Nuh-key-yah Looh-mee-yah
    12-21-2012 12:27 AM

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