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Posted: 8/22/2004 10:38:29 AM EDT
they said it means the same as deer in russia is this true
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 10:52:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 11:33:27 AM EDT
Saiga is pronounced ( see' ka ) It is the name of a species of deer that live along the Russian/Chinese border. I believe they are smaller than our white-tail. I have a book called Big Game of the World that mentions them. It is spelled Seka, but I know that is incorrect, they just spelled it how it sounds...
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:14:13 AM EDT
How do you pronounce VEPR? 'veper' ?
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 11:33:16 AM EDT


Back in the late 1990's when I called Robarms to order the correct scope for my early import VEPR a guy with a thick Russian accent told me "Vep-ERR".
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:26:06 PM EDT

Have you seen the "see'ka" pronunciation of Saiga listed anywhere else besides the "Big Game of the World" book?

The reason I ask is that in the past I've looked up Saiga in two different unabridged English language dictionaries and found 2 different pronunciations.

The Webster's Unabridged Dictionary had the pronunciation as sounding like "say'ga" (with a long a).

I don't have the name of the other dictionary handy, but it listed the pronunciation as sounding like "sigh'ga" (with a long i).

I'm not saying either of these pronunciations is the commonly accepted pronunciation in the area where the antelope come from or that either is "correct", just that these references conflict with each other and make this whole thing rather confusing.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:36:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 7:41:16 PM EDT by yasenovo]
Seka...wasn't she a porn star in the 80's?

Saiga is "Sai-ga"...
Vepr is "Vep-er"...

Saiga means Antelope in Russian...
Vepr means Wild Boar in Russian...


Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:40:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yasenovo:
Seka...wasn't she a porn star in the 80's?

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