I think our American brothers and sisters should be careful not to put the wrong 'em-phass-is' on the wrong 'sy-llable' :-O or else the NSA might think they are discussing 'aloo-minumb''toobes' for 'noo-kly-arr' (or NOO-kyuh-luhr as one ex-Prez used to say ! 3 ) weapons ! :eek!: :-O
Nikkon:UK, Neekon:Japan, Nyekon:US
Mono means stuff or things in Japanese.
Looks like a useful word if you don't know the real Japanese term for something and do not want to indicate it with a finger e.g. I remember a word, don't know why it always has stuck to my mind: kakemono = something to hang, like: wall decoration. But what if a Japanese would make a remark about a one-piece swimming-suit?
Well, let's change the item of this conversation . . ., unless one would like to introduce a lexicon-jewel such as: kini-kini (for Hawaii?).