Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/09/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] What's in a name?
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 07:32:27 -0400

> Here's a trivia question for someone:
> When the Leica was first introduced the ads said; 'Leica Kamera' in Germany.
> Now if the name Leica comes from LEItz & CAmera why wasn't 'Leica' spelled
> 'Leika'?
> If Kamera was the way Germans used to spell the word, why a C then in the
> Leica name? Can any of our German members help with this answer?
> Thanks, AndrewAA
> --

I would guess because most of the world spells Kamera as camera.

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