How do you pronounce it?

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  1. MaterDei

    MaterDei Member

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    Thanks for the lesson Threeband.

    Arkansas = AR can saw

    Still waiting on Izhevsk
     
  2. Threeband

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    Or as Mark Twain said, "Bully Old Arkansaw!"

    But what is the name of that town in southern Kansaw? Arkansass City? On the Arkansass River?


    For the Russkie name, I'd say "ee-JHEFSK", with the "jh" representing the "J" in "Jaques Cousteau".

    I'll defer to Max Popenker on that.
     
  3. lions

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    It is Arkansas City but residents will get mad if you say "arkansaw" they say it "ar-kan-sas" city. They are very touchy about it!
     
  4. frankcostanza

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    How about CETME?
     
  5. MaterDei

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    CETME = SET me
     
  6. Joshua C

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    I say it I (as in"is") Shev (as in Chevrolet) isk (as in "tisk tisk)

    put it together for iSHEVisk (I think the middl syllable is accented in russian language, not sure though)
     
  7. AmishFury

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    threeband got izhevsk correct

    sestroryetsk is my favorite to say...

    though Chatellerault is the one i can never get right...
     
  8. Eightball

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    Lew Pold
    Hops (occasionally "hop-ies
    Guh-rand (more of a Gah)
    Saa-ko
    Sig-Sour
    Swar-off-ski


    Ah-guyve
    Say bow
     
  9. Army

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    It is "GAI-rand", as pronounced by himself in an old Army weapons film I recall vividly. "This is the M1 rifle............................... semi-automatic, magazine fed, air cooled.................................it fires the caliber .30 cartridge...............................currently used by the bolt action Springfield rifle............................

    Geez those old films were less than droll.

    And it is indeed "AY-ler", not "oh-ler"
     
  10. Nolo

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    Here's how I pronounce them, I know at least "Garand" and "Sabot" are right:
    Leupold: LOO-pold
    Hoppes: HOPS
    Garand: GARE-end
    Sako: SAY-ko
    Sig Sauer: SIG SAW-er
    Swarovski: Su-war-OF-ski
    Oehler: O-ler
    Glaser: GLAY-ser

    Ogive: O-geyev
    Meplat: Meh-PLAT
    Sabot: SAY-bow
     
  11. Area 52

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    I don't know but I say FAL "fall" (like the season), and BAR "bar". Sabot is both say bow and sa bow, I believe, though I say sa bow. But how do you guys pronounce Mosin Nagant and Mauser?
     
  12. Nolo

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    mo-SEEN na-GAHNT
    mao-ZER
     
  13. Eleven Mike

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    I was unaware that anyone spelled out the letters F-A-L. Why not pronounce it like a word, like we do with most acronyms that lend themselves to easy pronunciation?

    Same goes for BAR, only more so, as the letters form an actual, real word. :)
     
  14. Nolo

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    I say "EFF-AY-EL". Am I weird? I've heard a few experts call it the "Fal" (like "Al", only with an "F") or "Fall". But I always like calling weapons by their proper names. For instance, I never call a Kalashnikov-pattern rifle an "AK-47", because I learned that the Russians only used that name for a few pre-production examples. I either call them by their model names or "Kalashnikov" or "AK".
    Specifics nullify confusion, most of the time.
     
  15. Telesway

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    "La poo ah" is closer but not 100%. "La" is correct but the "p" should be pronounced short and non-voiced, like the "p" in the end of "tape". So no "h"-sounds after the "p" (such as in "poo"). The final "ua" of "lapua" should be pronounced as the first two vowels of "Luau".

    The final detail when pronouncing the word is that many put the accent on the second syllable, "pua", which is incorrect. The best would be to pronounce the word with no accent at all but if that's too hard then put the accent on the first syllable, "la".

    As for Sako, the first syllable is pronounced pretty much like "suck" and the final "o" is not like "ow" but more like the "o" in "bottle". Also note that the "k" is non-voiced so it's not like the first "c" of "cake" but more like the end of "f*ck". And again, stress on the first syllable although natives don't really stress either syllable in normal speech.
     
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    Sako is pronounced Sock-o. Not like the watch.

    http://www.rifleshootermag.com/featured_rifles/sako_092005/index2.html

    http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-226195.html
     
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    because im from finland I know how sako and lapua is pronounced
    but Im interested in how do you say "vihtavuori"?
     
  18. Telesway

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    Sgt.Dusk, what's unclear about the pronounciation of Vihtavuori?
     
  19. Buck Nekkid

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    Hey, this is kinda fun. Here's one that I still cain't git my tounge around: Ceska Zbrojovka . That's the real name for my favorite shootin' irons: CZ.
     
  20. gvass

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    Ceska Zbrojovka is cca. Cheska Zbroyovka (you have to pronounce all letters..Z-B-R:)), and it means Czech Gun Factory.



    Vihtavuori: as it is Finnish and theoretically Hungarian is also finn-ugric language, I pronounce it as it would be written in Hungarian, not in English. Is it a good idea?
     
  21. Beagle-zebub

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    meh-PLAH
    sah-BOW

    Both are French.

    As a matter of fact, "sabot" means "wooden shoe." Some French workers threw the ones they were wearing into the factories' machines, and voila! Sabotage.
     
  22. jmr40

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    I cannot believe this many people on a gun forum got Sako wrong. It is pronounced "Sock-O". Of course if enough people keep getting it wrong they will just give up and start calling it by the wrong name like "duct" tape. I have noticed the manufacturers have given up and even they are calling it "duck" tape now.
     
  23. gvass

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    How do you pronounce in American the following German word:

    Geschossgeschwindigkeit-messgerat



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    Chrony

    :neener:
     
  24. Eleven Mike

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    You shouldn't be surprised. Say-koh just makes sense to the American ear, and who wants to own a gun called a sock-o? I'll keep saying say-koh, thanks.

    As for the duct tape thing, most manufacturers call it duct tape. "Duck Tape" is a brand name, and they call it that because it's fun.

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