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John Kozy
06-23-2009, 14:55
How are you all pronouncing RETINA ? I thought I was being silly by saying reTINA as opposed to RETina . But at the local Wolf a clerk happily pulled out his personal 1a and we shared our enthusiasms ... but he also said reTina . What's right for us fans ?

rogue_designer
06-23-2009, 14:59
potayto potahto.

RETina makes more sense as an optical reference.

reTINA makes more sense given it's german origin.

Choose whatever is natural for you, and don't worry about what others say. As far as I know there is no "correct" pronunciation as there are always regional/national preferences.

Doug
06-23-2009, 15:03
The name Retina comes from the layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eyeball, which trigger the optic nerve that sends the impulses to the brain to create a visual image. So I pronounce the camera name the same way. In English... I expect this word is pronounced differently in different languages, so perhaps best to pronounce it according to the language spoken.

martin s
06-23-2009, 15:07
potayto potahto.

RETina makes more sense as an optical reference.

reTINA makes more sense given it's german origin.

Choose whatever is natural for you, and don't worry about what others say. As far as I know there is no "correct" pronunciation as there are always regional/national preferences.

The Tina reference made my day ;) But seriously, even in German it's RETina.

martin

Luddite Frank
06-23-2009, 16:08
The Tina reference made my day ;) But seriously, even in German it's RETina.

martin


Richtig ! :D

Does the German pronunciation involve a uvular"R" at the beginning ?:rolleyes:


Luddite Frank

Mr. 2H2O
06-23-2009, 17:54
Here in the South we just call it "retnuh". And whoever asked about it says, "huh?" afterward...

- Mike

Luddite Frank
06-24-2009, 08:40
Here in the South we just call it "retnuh". And whoever asked about it says, "huh?" afterward...

- Mike

Followed by: "Can you still get film for that ? "

;)

LF

kodaknagel
08-30-2009, 15:03
The proper pronunciation for "Retina" is the same pronunciation used in medicine.

The emphasis is on the first syllable - that is RAY-tee-na .

Re-TEE-na is a mispronuciation from a German population not schooled in medical terms.

The common German word for the retina in one's eye is Netzhaut.