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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GunGoBoom, Jul 24, 2005.

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  1. GunGoBoom

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    "Sabot" - I've always said "Saa' - bow" or "Say' - bow", but yesterday I heard "Saa' - but"

    Dang, forgot the other gun-related word I heard different ways yesterday....I'll post when I think of it.
     
  2. Feanaro

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    Something like "să-bō" or "sa-bow". If that sounds weird, that is because the word is French. ;)
     
  3. GLOCK19XDSC

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    Tankers in my former unit used to pronounce it "say-bot."
     
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    If you walk into a store around here and ask for some sa-bows, you are gonna get a weird look. Sa-but around here.
     
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    The word is french, and " Sa-bow" is correct.

    When you say pronounce "hors d'oeuvres" do you say "whores de ouv-reZ" or "or-derves" ?

    Or for laissez-faire, "lay-seZ fair-y" or "lay-say fair" ?

    All are accepted english words, adopted from french, and the french pronounciation is correct.
     
  7. Eightball

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    Depends. Are they present :D ? I say "sa-bot" just like it's spelled--besides, it's French, so who cares :evil: ? They hate us in general, we can corrupt their language. Either that, or I'm a redneck to begin with :scrutiny: :)
     
  8. Husker1911

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    Geez, if it weren't for Americans riding to the rescue in two world wars, the pronunciation would definitely have a Germanic influence!
     
  9. Cesiumsponge

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    Ahh there was a thread about this last month...and it included Steyr, carbine, and a few others for discussion too :D I've never heard anyone pronounce sabot properly here, so I just go with the flow or I have to go into a Cliff Claven rant on the French origins.

    I'll have to add a non-gun related word that has bugged me...
    How does one pronounce Courvoisier? I'd like one flute of sham-pag-knee please!
     
  10. Infidel

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    Coor vwah see ay?
     
  11. entropy

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    Cwer-vo-say. BTW, if you ask for say-bow slugs around here, this is the look you get: :scrutiny: Sa-BOT is how most around here pronounce it.

    Iv'e never drank Courvoisier, so I could be wrong on the pronunciation. ;)
     
  12. jdkelly

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    I think around here it sounds like Co vass e air.

    I think it's a Cognac (Con Yak), fancy Brandy.



    Respectfully,


    jkelly
     
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    Coor-vwah'-zeeyay or coor-vwah'-zyay would be close.
     
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    The correctness of one's pronunciation of Courvoisier is inversely proportional to the quantity of Courvoisier one has taken on board... :D
     
  15. Cesiumsponge

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    Yeah, Courvoisier is a cognac. Its discouraging trying to figure out how to pronounce a lot of liquor labels.

    This firearm-related term popped into my head--Sig Sauer

    I've heard Sauer pronounced "sour" and "soar". Which is it? I just say "SIG"
     
  16. Wedge

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    I like cerveza myself...not one for cognac...oh we were talking about shoes...

    I pronounce it "sah bo". As in, skilled wiht a bo-staff.
     
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    I think you'll find "sabot" related to another word: "sabotage."

    Most folks usually say that word "sah-buh-tajz" or "sah-boh-tajz."

    I don't know anyone who says "Sa-butt-ayge"

    The word "sabot" means wooden shoe, among other things, and "sabotage" was the act of ruining machinery by throwing a wooden shoe into the works.

    The "sabot" for shotgun slugs or muzzleloaders is a "little shoe" that fits around the projectile. Hence "sah-bow" or "say-bow."

    Lots of words get corrupted once they get into another language.

    For example, there is a state park in Arkansas called "Petit Jean." I won't recant the whole story of where the name comes from.

    But in French, it would be pronounced "Puh-teet Zhawn."

    In Arkie, it gets pronounced "Petty Gene."


    hillbilly
     
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    I can manage pronunciation of Spanish words since the phonetics are similar to English, but French is beyond me since I never took a class in it :D
     
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    I don't think I've ever heard anyone say "say-bow" or "sah-bow". There are lots of French words in English that are pronounced with English rules, how do y'all pronounce Colonel? I think "hors d'oeuvres" is kind of a special case because most people say "orderves" but spell it as "appetizers".
     
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    As a child, I could never understand why my mother wanted to eat "whores ovaries".

    Imagine my therapy bills.
     
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    Hillbilly: I used to camp at Petti Jean SP frequently back when I lived in Texas. Nice little park and it has a nice story behind it. Mt Nebo.... sounds like a church.

    I always serve "horse dervies" at parties. Sabot.... looks like "Save your butt" to me. :)
     
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    Sabot

    It's a contraction of the phrase "Say what, robot"???? :D
     
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    I thought they were horse divers.
     
  24. entropy

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    I always thought they were horsey doovers! ;) Another French word that in Southern sounds nothing like it does in French: The other name for the Osage Orange tree, which is 'bois d' arc' (so named for it's use in making bows [bois {tree or branch} d' {of} arc {bow}]) is pronounced 'bodark', at least in Texas.
     
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    How do tanker pronounce sabot? APFSDS....aka dead enemy.
    Saur is pronounce sour, last time I checked. The one every one has a problem with is Heckler and ....what is that word?
    Can you pronounce Ceska Zbrojovka? How about Mosin Nagant? Hint, it ain't what you've always called it.....
     
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