How do we say Canon - the camera company name? Is it Keh-nun or Keh-non?


I believe it's pronounced like "cannon". As in a cannon that shoots cannonballs. Here's an example of its usage.

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  • +1 Based on their ads in my country, it has always been pronounced the same as "cannon". – Damkerng T. Nov 28 '13 at 5:46
  • Absolutely, it is pronounced like the clergyman, the body of work and so on as defined by the Oxford online dictionary which also gives a pronunciation. I've always thought that the company was named to imply strict adherence to standards. – BoldBen Sep 5 '19 at 1:25

It's usually pronounced the same as the English word "canon", i.e. /ˈkanən/.

Canon is a Japanese company, and their name in Japanese is pronounced kiyanon, but they seem to prefer the English pronunciation in their advertising, even in Japan.

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