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Thread: Ja-Gnome, or Ja-No-Me?

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    The dealer near here says it the second way. But we are midwesterns, so maybe that's a regional thing?

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    I asked this question a long time ago and found out I had been mispronouncing it for years. It is the 3-syllable version:

    2. jš-'nō-mē (Three syllables)

    with the emphasis on the middle syllable.


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    Definitely 3 syllables.

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    This is from a Janome website: 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. The Japanese thought the new round bobbin looked like a snake's eye, and from the innovative design, a name was born.

    I left in the info about the name because i though it was interesting. The site is: http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/AboutJanome

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    The Japanese pronunciation has three syllables. I guess it wouldn't be the only foreign word that gets mispronounced....
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    i had always pronounced it with 3 syllables
    Nancy in western NY

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    3 syllables and a great machine!

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    It's three!!!

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    "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. The Japanese thought the new round bobbin looked like a snake's eye, and from the innovative design, a name was born."

    I found this on their website. Ja is "snake", no is "of", and me means "eye." Same meaning as eye of snake, but different word order.


    Deborah

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
    Ja-no-me - maybe this is one of those regional dialects.
    That's how my Janome dealer says it...and that's how I do too.

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