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

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    Ja-Gnome, or Ja-No-Me?

    Just wondering.

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    I say the latter!

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    Are you asking about pronunciation of the Janome brand? Aren't those pronounced the same? silent G.

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    Ja-no-me - maybe this is one of those regional dialects.

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    Ja-gnome, but I've never actually heard it pronounced by anyone else so I'm going on how it reads to me.

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    So is it two syllables or three? I have assumed only two, but I also know what assuming does to U and ME. Lol!

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    1. jä-nōm (Two syllables)
    2. jä-'nō-mē (Three syllables)

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    Last edited by Teeler; 06-24-2013 at 12:31 PM.

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    the second one.
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    To me both are acceptable. The first being French and the second being English.

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    It's a Japanese company so I assume it's pronounced in the Japanese way. It sounds more like Ja-no-me when my Japanese friend says it. Of course, her accent adds a little something that a Midwestern girl just can't replicate.

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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. jä-'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
    before you speak THINK
    T – is it True? H – is it Helpful? I – is it Inspiring? N – is it Necessary? K – is it Kind?


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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.


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    1. jä-nōm (Two syllables)
    2. jä-'nō-mē (Three syllables)

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    The dealers call it by #2. That is the only way I have heard it said.

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    Our Janome dealer says Ja-no-me. Three syllables.

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    I just bought a new Janome and the manufacture called it Ja nom e ....

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    Thanks, everyone!

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    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.....

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