Mosin nagant pronunciation

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by sniper762, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    a friend of mine pronounces it MO...sin NA....gent ( with g like in george) accent on the first syllables

    i pronounce it mo...SIN na...GANT (with g like in golf) accent on the second syllables

    what is it?
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I've always said Mo-zin Nuh-Ghan. I have heard from Rusky sources that the 't' on the end is silent.

    I once knew a guy that pronounced it 'Mah-zee Guh-not.':rolleyes:
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I always thought it was, Винтовка Мосина, but that`s just me......................LOL ;)
     
  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I asked a Russian native how to pronounce Mosin-Nagant and she answered very much like you have typed. I think you have nailed it!:D
     
  5. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I pronounce it MO...sin Na...Gant (with a southern accent thrown in. :D
     
  6. HOSSFLY

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    Same here ya'll :)
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It's a bolt-action, internal magazine-fed, military rifle invented under the government commission by Russian and Belgian inventors, and used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations, ya'll. :p
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2012
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    You forgot the ya'll ;)
     
  9. Capybara

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    It's MO-seen Nah-GON, the T is definitely silent.
     
  10. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    I saw the same description on 7.62.net, I'd link it up but I don't feel like it! :D

    If you say it out loud, it sounds like a French accent but I'll be dipped if I'm gonna walk around talkin' like some cheese eatin' surrender monkey so me says MO-ZIN...then I go and ice my shoulder down...;)
     
  11. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I pronounce it moi-ZIN NUH-gant and I know that it's wrong.
     
  12. HOSSFLY

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    There ya go :D
     
  13. Capybara

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    For some reason, now that I actually own one, it is starting to bug me hearing other shooters butcher the pronunciation of the name, especially when Americans say it, "Mozin (like a Texan abbreviating one who moseys down to the bar) Nagahhnt (Ah pronounced like the a in "ancillary", hard T).

    If we can all say Winchester, Smith & Wesson and especially Arisaka correctly, we owe it to our Russian Battle Rifles to at least give them the respect of not butchering the name. Now trying to figure out how to pronounce "Izhevsk correctly", I'll give us that, very challenging.
     
  14. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I think it's IZH-yevsk, with the ZH sounding like the s measure
     
  15. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I say 'eaz-vesk'... It's also pronounced 'sigh-guh' not 'say-guh' but I rarely say it correctly.
     
  16. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    I pronounce it Dunhams Special.
     
  17. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I didn't know how to pronounce it, either, until my

    interest picked up, after having one of my best

    days ever with it, at the range.

    Now, I probably know more about these

    rifles than the average Russian...
     
  18. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    "3-line rifle of 1891" :p
     
  19. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    i've been saying it like sigh-guh for a while now. and my friends thought I was crazy. :rolleyes:
     
  20. BadWool

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    Mine is properly referred to as "Finnish M28", hard to butcher but not as well referenced outside of the 7.62x54R circles.......