Why is Mike pronounced with one syllable and Nike pronounced with two syllables?
Welcome to the English language. ;-)
Mike is an English abbreviation of Michael.
Nike is a Greek word (Nike, the goddess of victory).
And the pronunciations of words from different languages sometimes make it unchanged into English, and other times not. Go figure.
Sometimes the English language is too complex to understand and vary in meanings from one country to another. For example "elevator" is American English while the British calls it "lift" and the word like rubber shoes or running shoes is also called snickers. Apartment is also called flat by the British. But anyway thanks to the English language because without it people of all race won't be able to understand each other.
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