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Posted: 12/30/2005 4:54:55 PM EDT
The Fusil Automatique Leger (FAL)

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:57:54 PM EDT
effayelle
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:10:27 PM EDT
FAL
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:11:51 PM EDT
Always wondered what that stood for
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:20:03 PM EDT
dang it people


the words...particularly Leger and Fusil
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:20:24 PM EDT
[vito113]El One A One[/vito113]
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:04:56 PM EDT
fun
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:06:54 PM EDT
Try this one: "Mitrailleuse d'Appui General"

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:30:47 PM EDT
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 6:31:27 PM EDT

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 7:46:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:
effayelle



Why would you spell the letters out in a military acronym?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:29:21 PM EDT

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 8:37:46 PM EDT

I just say fal.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:45:38 PM EDT

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 9:00:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 9:00:48 PM EDT 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 10:43:58 PM EDT
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: 12/31/2005 12:59:06 AM EDT
[Monty Python]throatwarbler-mangrove[/Monty Python]
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:35:09 AM EDT

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 6:19:19 AM EDT

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 1:07:50 PM EDT

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 1:21:32 PM EDT


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 4:06:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 4:07:05 PM EDT by Robert2011]

HMMWV

Pronounced by many as Humvee.


LAW (light anti armor weapon)

I could go on...

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:26:13 PM EDT
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: 1/1/2006 12:17:46 AM EDT

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 11:55:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:
Just like USA



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

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 2:23:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 2:29:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:49:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 5:49:58 PM EDT 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 5:58:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
Gerneral purpose machine gun.



Gimpy



Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:18:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 9:35:30 PM EDT

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 5:44:32 PM EDT
I was told that while the rifle is Belgium, the words are French for "I surrender".
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:48:05 PM EDT
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 11:07:59 AM EDT
I have read the Belgians pronounce like "fall". They invented it so they should know what you should call it.
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