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Posted: 8/19/2005 10:45:22 AM EDT
Is it "Sega" like the game system?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:47:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
Is it "Sega" like the game system?



I say it "Siiiyga", with a long I sound.

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:00:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:01:06 AM EDT
Well, on 'Shooting Gallery' the other night, they were pronouncing Sako as "sock-o". New to me, but that was company management.

Doc
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:52:37 AM EDT
One of my Russian friends told me it is pronounced:

Sa-GAH

A very quick first syllabel with the emphasis placed on the
second.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:58:55 AM EDT
The Russian pronunciation is "s-EYE-guh", per the video posted on the Izhmash web site. But I call 'em "SAY-guh" like KF said. The Russians also pronounce Makarov as "mah-CAR-ahv", but I've always heard and said "MAK-uh-rov".



Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:25:14 PM EDT
say-ga
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:38:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shooter521:
The Russian pronunciation is "s-EYE-guh", per the video posted on the Izhmash web site.



Yep
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:48:22 PM EDT
Syga?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:11:43 PM EDT
sigh-guh?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:05:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DocGP:
Well, on 'Shooting Gallery' the other night, they were pronouncing Sako as "sock-o". New to me, but that was company management.

Doc



"Sock-o" is correct, unless you live near a bunch of hillbillies. Then it's "say-ko".
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:15:51 PM EDT
Kalishnikova
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:24:19 PM EDT
Hey I say say-ko and sa-gah!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:19:53 PM EDT
Pronounced however you want to pronounce it I guess.. I'm sure you could'nt even find 2 Russian that pronounce it the same.. Just cause they are from Russia don't mean sqaut


Look how many Americans there are that do not pronounce something the same way..

Like McDonalds and Mac Donalds..

Or Tomato and To'maught'o


or the ever classic Wash and worsh..
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:00:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 6:06:12 PM EDT by chamberlin]

Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Pronounced however you want to pronounce it I guess.. I'm sure you could'nt even find 2 Russian that pronounce it the same.. Just cause they are from Russia don't mean sqaut


Look how many Americans there are that do not pronounce something the same way..

Like McDonalds and Mac Donalds..

Or Tomato and To'maught'o


or the ever classic Wash and worsh..



C'mon man, don't assume that because we (" 'mericans ") aren't uniform with our language dialects, that the rest of the other countries are not. "Just because they are from Russia don't mean squat'??? What the heck is that supposed to mean??? Of course it means 'sqaut'! Russia has been spekaing Russian for longer than the USA has been around. Russian is a language that depends on you saying things the way they are supposed to otherwise you will be talking garbage. English (at least in the USA) is a very forgiving, moldable language, much more than most I think. Sure all languages have their dialects and nuances between regions, religions and cultures, but don't assume other groups allow for as much leeway as we do with the English language.

Be cool, and a little cultured....say it right: Saiga = Sigh-gah' accent on the 'a' sound; and for your extra trivia note, a saiga is a variety of antelope. The Saiga line is named after an animal, like most Russian commercial guns.

-C
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:07:23 PM EDT
i named my dog after my favorite rifle, my saiga .308

i pronounce it sigh-guh.

he actually looks like a real saiga ( the antelope).

www.ultimateungulate.com/Images/Saiga_tatarica/S_tatarica3.html


and here is saiga:
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 12:10:28 AM EDT
I call them sigh-guhs. I guess that makes me cultured.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 12:56:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 12:57:07 AM EDT by gaucho1]
With a B
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 10:46:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DocGP:
Well, on 'Shooting Gallery' the other night, they were pronouncing Sako as "sock-o". New to me, but that was company management.



The Finnish "a" is pronounced as the letter "u" in the words nun and nut and pun.
The Finnish "o" is pronounced as the letter "o" in the words hot and stock and pot.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 2:13:09 PM EDT
There is no D in Saiga.

Some of you may get it.
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