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Old 12-06-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
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I was surprised to find that there's no thread or forum sticky that posts the proper pronunciation of gun terms and company names. Am I just missing something somewhere? I looked thru everything briefly and saw nil.

I've always wonderd if I've been saying Sig Sauer correct. As well as a few others.

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I've always said the sig like smoke a "cig", and then Sauer like the Sawyer in Tom Sawyer.

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I've always said the sig like smoke a "cig", and then Sauer like the Sawyer in Tom Sawyer.
That would mage me wrong. I say the Sig the same but Sauer as sour. Lol I'm sure I'm wrong there.
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You aren't BOB. Its pronounced the same

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I say "cig saur" as in dinosaur.

Mosin Nagant is a strange one.
I say "mo-ZIN nah-GAHNT"
Its really something like, or similar to, "moy-ZHEEN nah-GAWN", like with a French pronunciation, or similar.

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You aren't BOB. Its pronounced the same
Bob? The same as what? Man I have troubles with all those anagrams and abbreviations as well. Lol I'm so not hip.
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That would mage me wrong. I say the Sig the same but Sauer as sour. Lol I'm sure I'm wrong there.
I've always sauer-sour. Never been looked at crazy and it's a German company so im guessing it's like sauerkraut and that's not pronounced Sawyer-kraut lol
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I've always sauer-sour. Never been looked at crazy and it's a German company so im guessing it's like sauerkraut and that's not pronounced Sawyer-kraut lol
That was my theory as well, but I never assume anything. When it comes to proper nouns there really aren't any rules, or rather they can break them.
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I say "cig saur" as in dinosaur.

Mosin Nagant is a strange one.
I say "mo-ZIN nah-GAHNT"
Its really something like, or similar to, "moy-ZHEEN nah-GAWN", like with a French pronunciation, or similar.
Hahahaha I don't even bother attempting that one. Lol

I figured it one of those few that would be as it looks. Moe-Sin Nag-Ant.
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Try this. http://www.pronouncehow.com/english/sig-sauer_pronunciation

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