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

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    Three syllables
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    Ja -NO-me. It's means "eye of the snake" in Japanese.

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    All the dealers around here use the three syllable pronunciation. So do I.

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    he, he. some people add R's to everything!!!

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    Should have called her Pfaff a Paff.

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    It is the second one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaijin View Post
    "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
    Also....JA ('a' sounds like the a in 'ha, ha'); NO ('o' is a long o as in 'no'); ME ('e' sounds like the e in 'text')

    Just my 2 cents worth ;0)
    Last edited by NaomiTX; 06-25-2013 at 08:28 AM. Reason: added sentence

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    Ja no me in So. Cal.


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    I was employed by Janome Co. before retiring a few years ago. When I attended their conventions in various parts of the country all educators and dealers pronounced it Ja-NO-Me. 3 syllables

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrea View Post
    I was employed by Janome Co. before retiring a few years ago. When I attended their conventions in various parts of the country all educators and dealers pronounced it Ja-NO-Me. 3 syllables

    Right straight "from the horse's mouth!" Sandrea gets the final word
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    I've always just said the two-syllable, but I have a heavy Mississippi accent, so I sound different everywhere I go!
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    My Janome dealer, who has traveled to the factory, calls it Ja-no-me
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    Quote Originally Posted by molsonbindie View Post
    many years ago, I took a class from a local quilt store, which sold Pfaffs - I brought my Janome to class and the instructor who hated Janome referred to it as my "Jer-om-ey" - that name has stuck in my mind.....
    Why do some teachers have to bad mouth any machine that is not their personal favorite? Certainly turns me off. We all have our preferences just like we all have our quirks

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    LOL, ladies. I stand corrected (I always say Janom); but will forever say Ja no me now)....and the Pfaff/Paff entry really turned my tickled box up side down......
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    Latrinka, I'm from the south too and I thought all words down here had 3 syllables JK.
    Marymm, thanks for posting the link about Janome/New Home. very interesting.
    jean

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    The most popular brand in Mexico, where it's pronounced Ja-no-me; three syllables.
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    Ja-NO-me. It means eye of the snake.

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    Food for thought: The Japanese company that purchased New Home also invented the round drop in bobbin. The Japanese people thought it looked like a snake eye...so they named the new company Janome..the Japanese name for snake eye. I was told this story by an Asian lady at the Houston Quilt festival several years ago. She pronounced it with 3 syllables...Ja-no-me.

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    Janome:

    Quote Originally Posted by junegerbracht View Post
    Why do some teachers have to bad mouth any machine that is not their personal favorite? Certainly turns me off. We all have our preferences just like we all have our quirks
    My thoughts exactly, one time when I was taking a class, I had just got my new Janome. The instructor just cut it down. I had been so happy about my new machine & still am. The instructor spoiled the whole class for me. I never took another class , she taught.

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    Oh- I wish I didn't know about it's relation to snakes............ (I know, they are good creatures in nature and do good things. I just don't want so see them doing any of this.............)

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    I pronounce it Ja No may. that is the way they say it at the fabric store.

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    3 syllables. ------ Jane
    Jane

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    Janome

    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    Just wondering.
    The ads from the company say Ja - no - me three syllables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    Just wondering.
    It's the second one.

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    Jan o me. hope this helps.
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