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Umm derrrrr how do you pronounce "Mosin Nagant"?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by WonderNine, Nov 5, 2003.

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  1. WonderNine

    WonderNine member

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    Anyone tell me?
     
  2. OEF_VET

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    After I bought my M-44, I did a significant amount of reading on the subject, and found somewhere that it is properly pronounced Moe-seen Nah-gahnt. Mosin was a Belgin and Nagant was a Russian, and with my limited understanding of French, this sounds about right.

    Of course, I might very well be wrong. That happened once before.

    Frank
     
  3. MuzzleBlast

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    Sorry, but you have that backward: Mosin was the Russian and Nagant was the Belgian.

    mo-SEEN na-GAW is my best guess.
     
  4. Dave R

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    I thought is was "Noisy Magnet".
     
  5. Andrew Wyatt

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    moh-zin na-gaunt
     
  6. Bainx

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    Well, I'm from Rocky Top and we say "Mozun Naggat".:D
     
  7. MonkeyMan

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    I can't tell you how to pronounce it, but I can tell you it translates from the Russian to:

    Emptier of bank account, or, maximizer of credit limit.

    :what:

    Proceed with caution.

    PS, their favorite breeding place is in a dark, cool, gun safe.:D
     
  8. Mike Irwin

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    You'll also see a lot of variation in the spelling of Moisin if you go back over the years in any number of magazines.

    Mosin, Moisin, Mossin, Moisen, etc. Moisin seems to be the one that's accepted right now.

    Lots of debate about which is correct...

    Quite frankly, they all are, and none are.

    Russia uses the Cyrillic alphabet, while we use the Latin alphabet.

    To get from one to the other, you have to transliterate, and transliteration is always open to interpretation.
     
  9. Joe Demko

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    I thought it was pronounced "My hovercraft is full of eels."
     
  10. 4v50 Gary

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    :D :D :D :D :D
     
  11. Mike Irwin

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    "I thought it was pronounced "My hovercraft is full of eels."

    No no no!

    That's how a Cockney from Orkney says SMLE...

    Or at least that's what it sounds like through the scones...
     
  12. Cosmoline

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    No, no. It's spelt "mosin nagant," but it's pronounced throat warbler mangrove :D
     
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    You're a very silly person, and I'm not going to interview you!
     
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    MuzzleBlast, thanks for the correction. It's been awhile since I looked it up and I got it backwards. Either way, the two of them created an evil rifle that seems to drain money from the bank accounts of their innocent owners.
     
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    Dunno how to pronounce it

    But everytime I shoot it, my nipples explode with delight.
     
  16. OEF_VET

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    Okie, that's wayyyyy too much info.
     
  17. Mike Irwin

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    "But everytime I shoot it, my nipples explode with delight."

    There's an image that's going to haunt me for a long, long time...
     
  18. Sleeping Dog

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    Agree, but somehow I want to grab the M44 and head for the range. I thought it was only a sound and light show. Hmmmm.

    Oh yeah, the names

    I'd go for "MOY-seen" and "NAH-ganh"
     
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    Shooting a Mosin-Nagant might make nipples do odd things, but my shoulder aches too much from my M44 for me to notice. :D
     
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    Moist Nuggat. ;)
     
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    I like to go with a blunt Boston accent: Mo-zin Na-Jant
     
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    Bottom line--no one knows. Pick one and enjoy.
     
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    And here I always thought it was pronounced...

    "moosey nugget"

    ;)
     
  24. Mike Irwin

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    "Bottom line--no one knows. Pick one and enjoy."

    Uhm... Actually yeah, but you have to ask two separate people.

    Since Moisin is a Russian word, you ask a native speaker to pronounce it for you. I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, but I work with three people who over the years got out of the Soviet Union. One of them is going to know how to spell it and say it.

    Since Nagant was Belgian, and came from the French speaking section of Belgium, the most likely pronunciations would either be NAH-gan or NAH-gant.
     
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    moist noggin?
     
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