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Posted: 9/8/2005 7:43:48 AM EDT
What is the proper pronunciation of "Recce" as in a Recon style carbine?

I've heard both [Re-kee] as well as [Ree-see].
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:45:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:46:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tctlrld:
What is the proper pronunciation of "Recce" as in a Recon style carbine?

I've heard both [Re-kee] as well as [Ree-see].



Never thought about it. I'm always saying "wretch-e". Prololly rong
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:47:30 AM EDT
Re-kee, derived from Recon.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:48:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:49:00 AM EDT
I am a cunning linguist!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:49:37 AM EDT
Much like "Vltor", I try to avoid pronouncing that word, in all honesty.

(I'm a decent linguist and I consider myself well read but until recently I would say "Resh" in my head when I read "Recce". Don't ask why. Maybe because "Recky" sounds stupid to me.)
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:52:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:52:22 AM EDT
STU-pid


I'll take my SP1 over than fancy newfangled shit any day of the week.
And twice on sundays!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:56:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 7:56:38 AM EDT by KnobCreek]

Originally Posted By mcnielsen:
I am a cunning linguist!



I study many languages, too. My problem is I get distracted by always needing to put things away, ya know, crossing my "t"s and dotting my "i"s. My wife's calls me an anal linguist. I just can't help it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:03:50 AM EDT
What about CETME?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:16:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By KnobCreek:

Originally Posted By tctlrld:
What is the proper pronunciation of "Recce" as in a Recon style carbine?

I've heard both [Re-kee] as well as [Ree-see].



Never thought about it. I'm always saying "wretch-e". Prololly rong

No, that's how to pronounce Christina Ricci's last name.



Ding ding...that's it. I couldn't figure out how/why I was saying it that way.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:20:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:56:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 9:03:37 AM EDT by JB69]
As far as I knew, it's pronounced "reek" as in something stinks.....

Essentially the first syllable of reconnaisance. Never heard it pronounced any other way, either.


Re-kee doesn't make a whole lot of sense Sounds retarded to me, but what do I know.


At least the Jarheads had enough sense to call themselves Force Recon, and not Force Re-kee Sound's like a bad anime film.


ETA: for macman37, I thought it was pronounced 'viltor' but i was apparently wrong, apon looking it up.... Right from their site :

Question: What does VLTOR mean?
Answer: VLTOR is the ancient Roman spelling for the Latin word ULTOR, meaning "Avenger". This word was commonly used to describe the Roman God of War "Mars".


Makes much sense now. I'd figured it was some eastern european type surname.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 9:18:11 AM EDT
well, i can tell you without a doubt, the only way i've heard it pronounced in the military (us, uk, and an rli vet) is "wreck-ee". it is a hard "K".
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 9:24:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JB69:
As far as I knew, it's pronounced "reek" as in something stinks.....

Essentially the first syllable of reconnaisance. Never heard it pronounced any other way, either.


Re-kee doesn't make a whole lot of sense Sounds retarded to me, but what do I know.


At least the Jarheads had enough sense to call themselves Force Recon, and not Force Re-kee Sound's like a bad anime film.


ETA: for macman37, I thought it was pronounced 'viltor' but i was apparently wrong, apon looking it up.... Right from their site :

Question: What does VLTOR mean?
Answer: VLTOR is the ancient Roman spelling for the Latin word ULTOR, meaning "Avenger". This word was commonly used to describe the Roman God of War "Mars".


Makes much sense now. I'd figured it was some eastern european type surname.



Re: Vltor... I'd pronounced it the exact same way until a couple months ago when I read an article by David Fortier in which he tells the proper pronounciation... But still, say "Ultor" out loud. Sounds wierd.
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