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Posted: 12/30/2005 3:54:55 PM EST
The Fusil Automatique Leger (FAL)

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:57:54 PM EST
effayelle
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:10:27 PM EST
FAL
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:11:51 PM EST
Always wondered what that stood for
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:20:03 PM EST
dang it people


the words...particularly Leger and Fusil
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:20:24 PM EST
[vito113]El One A One[/vito113]
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:04:56 PM EST
fun
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:06:54 PM EST
Try this one: "Mitrailleuse d'Appui General"

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:30:47 PM EST
Fusil Automatique Leger = Rifle Automaic Light = Light automatic rifle.

Pronounced:
Fusil = Fu-ZEE
Autimatique = AutomatEE-kue (not exact - but best I can come up with...)
Leger = Le-j-e (le as in leather)
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:31:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Try this one: "Mitrailleuse d'Appui General"

www.militaryfactory.com/smallarms/imgs/m240.jpg



Gerneral purpose machine gun.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:46:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By npd233:
effayelle



Why would you spell the letters out in a military acronym?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:29:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By CaptainKevinDarling:

Originally Posted By npd233:
effayelle



Why would you spell the letters out in a military acronym?



the question was pronunciation, not spelling.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:37:46 PM EST

I just say fal.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:45:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By CaptainKevinDarling:

Originally Posted By npd233:
effayelle



Why would you spell the letters out in a military acronym?



Do I call my USP a "ooossp"? Do I call my AR and "argh"? Do I call my AK an "ack". No. FAL = "eff ay ell"
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:00:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 8:00:48 PM EST by MudBug]

Originally Posted By NoAim:

Originally Posted By CaptainKevinDarling:

Originally Posted By npd233:
effayelle



Why would you spell the letters out in a military acronym?



Do I call my USP a "ooossp"? Do I call my AR and "argh"? Do I call my AK an "ack". No. FAL = "eff ay ell"




The dofference is that FAL makes an easy to pronounce word.

I say FAL, one word. I understand others don't, but because that's they way I pronounce it in my head while reading, I hate it when people right write "I just shot an FAL". It makes my head hurt.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:43:58 PM EST
We better get Alex Trebec in here. He's a great pronouncer of the French froggie language!
(fyou-sil, ough-to-ma-teak, lesh-hair)
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:59:06 PM EST
[Monty Python]throatwarbler-mangrove[/Monty Python]
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:35:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By DarkNite:
[Monty Python]throatwarbler-mangrove[/Monty Python]



...and that's spelled: L-u-x-u-r-y-Y-a-c-h-t.....
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:19:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By NoAim:

Originally Posted By CaptainKevinDarling:

Originally Posted By npd233:
effayelle



Why would you spell the letters out in a military acronym?



Do I call my USP a "ooossp"? Do I call my AR and "argh"? Do I call my AK an "ack". No. FAL = "eff ay ell"



Correct. I've seen it pronounced on The American Rifleman TV show, and they spelled it out.

Also, it's Steyr "A-U-G" (ay yoo gee), not "og".
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:07:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
Fusil Automatique Leger = Rifle Automaic Light = Light automatic rifle.

Pronounced:
Fusil = Fu-ZEE
Autimatique = AutomatEE-kue (not exact - but best I can come up with...)
Leger = Le-j-e (le as in leather)



yep :)
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:21:32 PM EST


The dofference is that FAL makes an easy to pronounce word.

I say FAL, one word. I understand others don't, but because that's they way I pronounce it in my head while reading, I hate it when people right write "I just shot an FAL". It makes my head hurt.



Puleeze. F A L I guess you call a FNC a 'fink' ??
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 3:06:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 3:07:05 PM EST by Robert2011]

HMMWV

Pronounced by many as Humvee.


LAW (light anti armor weapon)

I could go on...

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:26:13 PM EST
You could fill a book with military acronyms that are made to be pronounced like words. Using examples like USP and AR-15, which obviously aren't meant to be said like words, is a pretty weak argument.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 11:17:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By CaptainKevinDarling:
You could fill a book with military acronyms that are made to be pronounced like words. Using examples like USP and AR-15, which obviously aren't meant to be said like words, is a pretty weak argument.




Except that FAL wasn't originally intended to be an Acronym.

Just like USA
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:55:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By npd233:
Just like USA



You mean oossa?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:18:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1Gunner:
The Fusil Automatique Leger (FAL)




I say it like this:

Foo-zeal Ahh-toe-maat-eek Lay-gair
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 1:23:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 1:29:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:49:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 4:49:58 PM EST by DarkNite]
Well, she's a heck of a GAL.

And she's a heck of a PAL.

So of course I say FAL.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:58:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tweak:

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
Gerneral purpose machine gun.



Gimpy



Link Posted: 1/2/2006 7:18:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:35:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4Madness:
Also, it's Steyr "A-U-G" (ay yoo gee), not "og". hr



Not according to Pete Athens.

He oght to know.

Link Posted: 1/3/2006 4:44:32 PM EST
I was told that while the rifle is Belgium, the words are French for "I surrender".
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:48:05 PM EST
not sure on the absolute correct pronunciation,but according to the lady i spoke to in herstal it means light automatic rifle, she pronouced it more like ( fuzil automatekke leggger)
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:07:59 AM EST
I have read the Belgians pronounce like "fall". They invented it so they should know what you should call it.
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