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Old April 25, 2019, 08:50 PM   #51
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Fahrvergnügen
Heck, I'm impressed that you can SPELL it!

now, do you know what it means???
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Old April 26, 2019, 03:05 AM   #52
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Heck, I'm impressed that you can SPELL it!

now, do you know what it means???
I think it was just an advertising slogan by the Germans but don't remember what it was for. Heck the only reason I remembered was it sounded funny back than and it does the same now.
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Old April 26, 2019, 07:40 AM   #53
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Try ordering Blue Curacao in a bar and pronouncing Curacao correctly.

You might get a drink with a dog and a pig in it. Cur-uh-sow........
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Old April 26, 2019, 01:35 PM   #54
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It was a VW add slogan.

Fahrvergnügen

It is a German compound word using variants of "Fahren" (to travel, to drive, etc) and Vergnügen (to enjoy, take pleasure in..etc) in this context, Fahrvergnügen could be translated as "the joy of driving" or the "enjoyment of driving"
SO, driving a VW gives you joy, you should buy one!

many of us understand the "joy of shooting", but be careful how you spell it (especially in German) get the "i" and the "e" in the wrong order and it becomes "the joy of taking a dump", which is also a pleasure, but a QUITE different thing.

Learning to properly pronounce words in a foreign language is something most Americans don't do. Of course, most Americans don't properly pronounce many words in English, either...
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The joy of driving a Volkswagen . I can think of a couple of better German cars that would give me joy in driving, and Volkswagen is not one of them.
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Old April 26, 2019, 07:28 PM   #56
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So can I, but we're not writing ad copy for VW. And, they weren't talking about the beetle, anyway..
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Mr. Garand (who inventedthe action) pronounced his last name 'jer-und'. I know my H&K USP .40 is Heckler & COKE, -- Sako - I may have to call the company.
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Old May 11, 2019, 08:13 PM   #58
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Generally speaking, other than English, European languages have standard rules for proper pronunciation of vowels. If the proper pronunciation differs from the standard there is generally a mark, an accent mark, a squiggle, two dots, a circle or a curved line or some other mark with the letter tell you to use the "other" standard rule.

Sako is Finnish, so should follow standard Finnish rules.


English has its own rules a standard for regular words, another for foreign words adopted into English, and yet another for proper names.

And then there is the way many people say them, which follows no rule at all.
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Don't know much about any rules but I've been shooting a Say-co Riihimaki for over 50 years. It's too late to change her name now...….
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I'll give you a pass, because its "her name".

One of the English "rules" is that if its your name, the proper pronunciation is what ever you say it is, no matter how you spell it.

You can spell it Mxppfty and if you say it's pronounced "Smith" then "Smith" IS the proper pronunciation of that name.

For me, its always going to be "Sock-o" is a rifle, and "Say-ko" is a watch.
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You can spell it Mxppfty and if you say it's pronounced "Smith" then "Smith" IS the proper pronunciation of that name.
You mean like Coach K at Duke?

Mike Krzyzewski and everyone says "Shashefski"
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No, no, no. It's Sake "SAH-kay". It's a Japanese rice wine.
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Old May 13, 2019, 12:18 PM   #63
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Mr. Garand (who inventedthe action) pronounced his last name 'jer-und'. I know my H&K USP .40 is Heckler & COKE, -- Sako - I may have to call the company.
I thought that Mr. Garand pronounced his name: Gar-and.

I pronounce SAKO as sock-o, and Lap-wa as in Lapua

I usually don't care how they pronounce Garand, Lapua or SAKO but I do give some shooters a heads-up at the range about the pronunciations --- Though most (here in Maryland) seem to still like pronouncing it Ga-rand (maybe it sounds like the M1 Garand is worth at least a grand to them and La-pua sounds cuter than saying Lap-wa.
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Something tells me that, if it hasn't been resolved in the NINETEEN years since this thread was started, we aren't going to resolve it now.
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Old May 15, 2019, 06:48 PM   #65
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I have been told that since it is Finnish, its pronunciation is: sock-o.
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Old May 16, 2019, 08:22 PM   #66
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In Kentucky-speak, it is definitely Say-ko, with a long a and long o. But we also call:

Versailles "Ver-sayles"

Athens "AY-thens" (long A)

Louisville "Loo-a-vul" named after King Lua.
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Old May 17, 2019, 01:10 PM   #67
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I'm not that works. The fine city of LA is usually pronounced "Las An Gel ous"
But it's a Spanish word more or less pronounced " Los An go lace".
Or something like that.
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Old May 19, 2019, 09:31 PM   #68
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I’ve always said Sako like Taco
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Old May 25, 2019, 05:43 AM   #69
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This is the gun version of the different ways ASUS computers is pronounced. Is it Ace-Us? is a A-Soose? Is it As-zeus? There are a couple more. I called them years ago for tech support on a motherboard and they said, Ace-us, but since then I've heard it all kinds of different ways, by employees and people selling their stuff.
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