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gotime
07-28-2010, 12:30 PM
I've heard all these pronounced differently.

1. Carbine
2. Sellier and Bellot
3. Mosin Nagant
4. Saiga
5. Sig Sauer
6. Heckler and Koch
7. m1 Garand

I've got
1. Car-bean
2. Sell-yay and Bell-Oh
3. MoSIN Na-gahnt
4. Sigh-guh
5. Sig Saw-er
6. Heckler and cook
7. ger-ahnd

Rekrab
07-28-2010, 12:32 PM
1. CarBUYn
2. Sell-yay and Bell-OH
3. Moh-seen Nuh-gahnt
4. Say-guh
5. Sig Sour

killmime1234
07-28-2010, 12:40 PM
As weird as it sounds to say it, it is indeed CAR-BEAN, not CAR-BUYN.

defuse
07-28-2010, 12:42 PM
1. CarBUYn
2. Selloit and Bellot =)
3. MoSIN Na-gahnt
4. Sigh-guh
5. Sig Sour

Iknownot
07-28-2010, 12:44 PM
1. CarBUYn


If it is a CarBUYn, are they then the MarEYEn Corps?

CHS
07-28-2010, 1:37 PM
If it is a CarBUYn, are they then the MarEYEn Corps?

Because the English language is contradictory and doesn't make any sense.

Rekrab
07-28-2010, 1:46 PM
Because the English language is contradictory and doesn't make any sense.

I have a degree in English, and I approve of this post.

yellowfin
07-28-2010, 1:52 PM
Car-ben
No idea
Moe sin Nug-gant
Cy-guh
Cig Sour

Milsurp Collector
07-28-2010, 2:07 PM
Brine. Dine. Fine. Line. Mine. Nine. Pine. Shine. Shrine. Spine. Swine. Vine. Wine.

Baseline. Beeline. Bovine. Canine. Dateline. Deadline. Grapevine. Guideline. Hairline. Headline. Sunshine. Carbine.


Q. How do you pronounce "Mosin Nagant"?
A. MO-seen Nah-GON

http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinFAQ.htm

j1133s
07-28-2010, 2:18 PM
I've heard all these pronounced differently.

1. Carbine
2. Selloit and Bellot
3. Mosin Nagant
4. Saiga
5. Sig Sauer
6. HK
7. 223rem
8. 9mm luger

I've got
1. Car-bean
2. Sell-wha and Bell-Oh
3. MoSIN Na-gahnt
4. Sigh-guh
5. Sig Saw-er
6. heckler and coke
7. two-two-three remington
9. nine millimeter

8

HskrVern
07-28-2010, 2:19 PM
I've heard all these pronounced differently.

1. Carbine
2. Selloit and Bellot
3. Mosin Nagant
4. Saiga
5. Sig Sauer

I've got
1. Car-bean
2. Sell-wha and Bell-Oh
3. MoSIN Na-gahnt
4. Sigh-guh
5. Sig Saw-er

You forgot #3a. Izhevsk

C_1
07-28-2010, 2:49 PM
And Geissele

THT
07-28-2010, 2:51 PM
And Geissele

Guy-sah-lee

Whiskey_Sauer
07-28-2010, 2:58 PM
Leupold scopes?

shooting4life
07-28-2010, 3:16 PM
.223 is duceducetrece

Vtec44
07-28-2010, 3:21 PM
Brine. Dine. Fine. Line. Mine. Nine. Pine. Shine. Shrine. Spine. Swine. Vine. Wine.

Baseline. Beeline. Bovine. Canine. Dateline. Deadline. Grapevine. Guideline. Hairline. Headline. Sunshine. Carbine.

It makes perfect sense! :D

Turo
07-28-2010, 3:25 PM
Brine. Dine. Fine. Line. Mine. Nine. Pine. Shine. Shrine. Spine. Swine. Vine. Wine.

Baseline. Beeline. Bovine. Canine. Dateline. Deadline. Grapevine. Guideline. Hairline. Headline. Sunshine. Carbine.

Except that "Carbine" is a borrowed word from French, and for the most part, the others aren't.

Turo
07-28-2010, 3:26 PM
6. heckler and coke
7. two-two-three remington
9. nine millimeter

8

The H&K thing is German, and the last word/name is not pronounced like coke, but more like co- and then clearing your throat.

Marxman
07-28-2010, 3:31 PM
Except that "Carbine" is a borrowed word from French, and for the most part, the others aren't.

And in French it's 'bean' too.

gotime
07-28-2010, 3:34 PM
My buddy pronounces his last name Koch like "cook". So I say Heckler and "cook".

rkt88edmo
07-28-2010, 3:35 PM
2 = Ess and Bee :)

Now....Garand!

sideshowhr
07-28-2010, 3:38 PM
universale selbstladepistole :D

i had a teacher with 'koch' as her last name in hs. pronounced it "cook". think she was german too

Milsurp Collector
07-28-2010, 3:38 PM
2 = Ess and Bee :)

Now....Garand!

According to John Garand's family, it rhymes with errand.

gotime
07-28-2010, 3:51 PM
2. Nutnfancy on youtube says "selluh and belluh" and it bothers the crap out of me.

bplvr
07-28-2010, 3:54 PM
Moh-ssi - Nagaaan

While were at it ,what's the French word for 'garage' ?

PatriotnMore
07-28-2010, 3:55 PM
You can listen to the pronunciation through Google.

http://translate.google.com/translate_t?q=Carbine&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wT#auto|en|Carbine (http://translate.google.com/translate_t?q=Carbine&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wT#auto%7Cen%7CCarbine)

http://translate.google.com/translate_t?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=16F&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Selloit%20and%20Bellot&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wT#

http://translate.google.com/translate_t?q=Mosin%20Nagant&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wT#

http://translate.google.com/translate_t?q=Saiga&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wT#

http://translate.google.com/translate_t?q=Sig%20Sauer&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wT#

gotime
07-28-2010, 4:04 PM
^ remember to adjust the "translate into" box. the link to Sig Sauer was pronounced "sig cy-air" because it was set to Spanish.

Milsurp Collector
07-28-2010, 4:06 PM
According to the dictionary, both car-bean and car-byne are acceptable, but listen to how they pronounce carbine in this World War II-era US Army training film, at 1:19 and beginning at 2:46

http://www.realmilitaryflix.com/public/401.cfm

Corbin Dallas
07-28-2010, 5:21 PM
I've heard all these pronounced differently.

1. Carbine
2. Selloit and Bellot
3. Mosin Nagant
4. Saiga
5. Sig Sauer
6. Heckler and Koch
7. m1 Garand


1. Kahr-Been
2. Sell-e-yer and Bell-it (Which is Sellier & Bellot, not Selloit)
3. Mo-sin Nay-gant
4. Say-GA
5. Sig Sour
6. Heck-ler and Coke
7. M one Gar And

xibunkrlilkidsx
07-28-2010, 6:19 PM
1.car-bean
2. Sell-your and Bell-ot honestly never heard of them....
3. Moes-in Nuh-gant
4. Sigh-guh
5. Sig Soy-er
6. Heck-ler and coach
7. M1 guh-rand

Woodymyster
07-28-2010, 6:37 PM
heckler and coke - with "ke" sounding like gargling

there is no "ch" sound in the German Language

RSC
07-28-2010, 6:45 PM
heckler and coke - with "ke" sounding like gargling

there is no "ch" sound in the German Language

Not really.

Heckler und Koch ----> the Koch is pronounced "co" and the "ch" of chess or chicken

darksands
07-28-2010, 6:48 PM
Carbine:
You have fine, dine, pine etc. However, these are single syllable words pronounced with EYEn. Then you have the multi-syllable words like carbine, marine, tangerine, latrine all pronounce with a EEn.

Sellier and Bellot:
Started in 1825 by a French man manufacturing percussion caps for firearms... So french pronunciation would be SellYAY and BellO, just like parler (to speak) is pronounced parlAY and escargot is escargO.

Mosin Nagant:
Mosin is Russian and Nagant is Belgium... Not sure...

Saiga:
Also Russian. I pronounce it sai-ga

Sig Sauer:
German pronunciation. Anyone German here? I just say sig sour.

Heckler and Koch:
heklu (u as in fun) oont (and) kauch (pronounce ch like loch in loch ness) This is what I got from (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛklɐʔʊntˈkɔx]) and using the IPA for German from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IPA_for_German

M1 Garand:
Gare-und
Pronunciation of the name Garand is often disputed. It is pronounced variably as '[gəˈrnd] or [ˈgrənd].' While many would disagree, descendants of John Garand along with close friend Julian Hatcher generally agree it should indeed rhyme with 'errand.'

That's my take on the pronunciations.

Cheers

anothergunnut
07-28-2010, 7:25 PM
How is Barett (sp?) prounounced? I've always pronounced it bare et but my sons pronounce it ba ret.

Spiggy
07-28-2010, 9:00 PM
I have a degree in English, and I approve of this post.
I have a mastery in bad English as well as proficiency in regular English. I agree wholeheartedly.

1. Kar-been -bromine, flourine, taurine, iodine, antihistamine, methanphetamine, manthatgirlismine
2. Sel-lee-yay and Bel-loo-ought
3. Moose-nugget
4. Sigh-ee-gah
5. SICKG-sao-ooh-ar
6. Heh-ku-lar und koh
7. em-one gehr-rand

Funny on the H&K pronunciation, apparently the H&K folks are confused as well

aaronraby1
07-28-2010, 9:04 PM
how about lapua??

i have heard these:
la-poo-a.
loo-pwa.


answers???

aaronraby1
07-28-2010, 9:05 PM
How is Barett (sp?) prounounced? I've always pronounced it bare et but my sons pronounce it ba ret.

barrett*

bare-it. =)

xibunkrlilkidsx
07-28-2010, 9:12 PM
how about lapua??

i have heard these:
la-poo-a.
loo-pwa.


answers???
la-poo-ahhhhhhh(sound of relief)

aaronraby1
07-28-2010, 9:13 PM
la-poo-ahhhhhhh(sound of relief)

good then... i was saying it correct haha!

Sajedene
07-28-2010, 9:22 PM
Educational thread! Knew most of it - and I was taught "car-bean" like "marine" so its cool to see it brought up here... and on the "Koch" part, I was taught "cook" but not really a hard K but more gargly in the back of the throat. (ch pronunciations will vary depending on the region in Germany)

Black Majik
07-28-2010, 9:34 PM
how about lapua??

i have heard these:
la-poo-a.
loo-pwa.


answers???

ex-pen-sive

killmime1234
07-28-2010, 10:43 PM
According to H&K's website FAQ, it's pronounced "coke."
http://www.hk-usa.com/civilian_products/faq.asp

I believe those who say that the "ch" may sound a little throaty, though ,when pronounced correctly.

yellowfin
07-29-2010, 5:08 AM
And GeisseleLike the supermodel, ideally including said supermodel.

HalfMeltingEyes
07-29-2010, 5:36 AM
1. Carbine > Car-Bean
2. Sellier and Bellot > Sell-ear and Bay-lowt
3. Mosin Nagant > Mow-sin nah-gawnt
4. Saiga > Sigh-ga
5. Sig Sauer > Sig Sour
6. Heckler and Koch > Heckler and cowh
7. m1 Garand > M1 Guh-rand

jc_stecker
07-29-2010, 7:29 AM
how about lapua??

i have heard these:
la-poo-a.
loo-pwa.


answers???

la-pwah

oi7kHNLkRyY

CrashMan
07-29-2010, 8:10 AM
The H&K thing is German, and the last word/name is not pronounced like coke, but more like co- and then clearing your throat.
Yeah... But I know a few people that say it like chaulke, but meant the other way,. So convincing them it was coke is gonna have to do.

rromeo
07-29-2010, 8:19 AM
la-pwah

oi7kHNLkRyY

The first guy said La-pwah, the second guy said La-pooh-ah.

jc_stecker
07-29-2010, 8:41 AM
The first guy said La-pwah, the second guy said La-pooh-ah.

Someone posted a video a couple years ago with their Finnish export coordinator pronouncing it the first way also. In fact, it was in my how-do-you pronounce Lapua thread! :D

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=67605

sevensix2x51
07-29-2010, 8:44 AM
germans most certainly do have a "ch," how else would jfk say "ich bin ein berliner!" but as i was taught, the "ch," is actually kinda halfway between our "ch" and our "sh," you have to put the middle edges of the tongue on the roof of the mouth instead of the tip of the tongue.

for you younger guys, listen to rammstein's "du hast" , and youll hear the "du hast mich."

DaveFJ80
07-29-2010, 8:51 AM
Glock


seriously... I've heard on more than one occasion somebody calling it a "Gee-Lock" :wacko:

rromeo
07-29-2010, 9:00 AM
I have met Timo Glock, and he pronounced his last name as Glock. Rhymes with lock, dock, mock, clock, hock, etc.

BillCA
07-29-2010, 9:11 AM
I've heard all these pronounced differently.

1. Carbine
2. Sellier and Bellot
3. Mosin Nagant
4. Saiga
5. Sig Sauer
6. Heckler and Koch
7. m1 Garand

Flippant Answers:
1. .30 M1
2. Range Ammo
3. Old Russkie Rifle
4. Newer Russkie Rifle
5. EuroPistole
6. H.K.
7. The M1 Rifle

My real answers:
1. Car-bean
2. Sell-year and Bell-Oh
3. MoSIN Na-gahnt
4. sahy-guh (as in saiga tatarica antelope)
5. Sig Sour
6. Heckler and Cokeh (Think of Ahhnold asking for a "cokeh")
7. M1 Gah-rand

Meaneng
07-29-2010, 9:17 AM
Leupold

Sabot

gizmo7718
07-29-2010, 9:24 AM
And Geissele

gee-zuhl

Tom Slick
07-29-2010, 10:23 AM
I've heard all these pronounced differently.

1. Carbine
2. Sellier and Bellot
3. Mosin Nagant
4. Saiga
5. Sig Sauer
6. Heckler and Koch
7. m1 Garand

I've got
1. Car-bean
2. Sell-yay and Bell-Oh
3. MoSIN Na-gahnt
4. Sigh-guh
5. Sig Saw-er
6. Heckler and cook
7. ger-ahnd

1. Car-Bean
2. Ess and Bee or "the cheap stuff"
3. MoSIN
4. Looks-like-an-AK
5. Sig
6. Aych and Kay or Aych-Kay
7. ger-ahnd
:60::cheers2:

peepshowal
07-29-2010, 5:57 PM
Thanks for posting this thread. I have a couple of friends who insist on pronouncing it SAY ga. Though it's an older dictionary here's what Webster's says:
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii10/downyours/IMG_2850a.jpg
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii10/downyours/IMG_2851a.jpg

JBBenson
07-29-2010, 7:32 PM
Sig Sauer: Zg Zw-ahr

Heckler and Koch: Hcklar undt Kchxxx. Or Kchchch (Like the Scottish Loch)

The "ch" is behind the tongue, like a cat's hiss. Sort of.

thevic
07-29-2010, 7:39 PM
loo-pold

santacruzstefan
07-29-2010, 10:01 PM
I say say-guh for saiga (or almost like "sega," like the video game company)... its funny, if you read this thread every other person pronounces it differently. I was in a shop today, mentioned "say-guh" and the guy behind the counter started to say "sigh-guh", then corrected himself and said "say-guh," which leads me to believe that no one really knows for certain.

mosinnagantm9130
07-29-2010, 11:34 PM
You forgot #3a. Izhevsk

That's the easy one, try Chatellerault and Sestroryetsk on for size!:eek:

gotime
07-30-2010, 1:23 AM
Thanks for posting this thread.

Uh.. I think every word I put on the original list has been pronounced differently by Calgunners in this thread... I'm completely confused now. :eek:

For example, Saiga to me looks obviously like "CY GUH", but according to half the Calgunners here and an episode of Deadliest Warrior it's pronounced "SEGA" (like the video console). :confused:

Turo
07-30-2010, 1:57 AM
germans most certainly do have a "ch," how else would jfk say "ich bin ein berliner!" but as i was taught, the "ch," is actually kinda halfway between our "ch" and our "sh," you have to put the middle edges of the tongue on the roof of the mouth instead of the tip of the tongue.

for you younger guys, listen to rammstein's "du hast" , and youll hear the "du hast mich."

The way you write it it looks like you pronounce it "kush" when you try to say Koch.

For someone that speaks English, the "ch" sound in German is really easy, just make the sound that happens when you hock a lugie. The "clearing the throat" sound is almost an exact match for the "ch" sound in German.

It's not really that hard.

Also, in "Heckler" the "H" is almost not heard. It's similar to the Spanish "H" sound, as in you don't actually pronounce it. So "Heckler & Koch" should be said, "eckle(r) undt Ko(hock a lugie)" The "r" on the end of Heckler is not a hard "r" like in "rack" but more of a cross between an "r" and "uh"

JagerTroop
07-30-2010, 2:14 AM
According to John Garand's family, it rhymes with errand.
Thank God someone else saw that too (something on the History channel several years ago, IIRC).

I've been saying "Gehr-end" knowing that it's correct. However, people always try to correct me by emphasising "Guh-Rand". I've long since given up the fight of correcting them.

...For example, Saiga to me looks obviously like "CY GUH", but according to half the Calgunners here and an episode of Deadliest Warrior it's pronounced "SEGA" (like the video console). :confused:

(this is not directed at gotime, I'm just using his statement. It's very common)

Ok. Can we please put this to bed? It's Sigh-Guh. Don't believe me? Pay attention @ 1:30

U3zV1Y-ijiU

peepshowal
07-30-2010, 10:22 AM
Uh.. I think every word I put on the original list has been pronounced differently by Calgunners in this thread... I'm completely confused now. :eek:

For example, Saiga to me looks obviously like "CY GUH", but according to half the Calgunners here and an episode of Deadliest Warrior it's pronounced "SEGA" (like the video console). :confused:

I believe your pronounciation of SIGH guh is correct and the Webster's page I posted above agrees.

People and TV shows will pronounce words however they like, no big deal, but I imagine that the dictionary is not very often wrong.

DaveFJ80
07-30-2010, 10:31 AM
I've heard people also say "Zie-guh" too, even though I know that's not correct.

j1133s
07-30-2010, 10:50 AM
The first guy said La-pwah, the second guy said La-pooh-ah.

Stick with la-poo-a

aaronraby1
07-30-2010, 10:53 AM
ex-pen-sive

im not gonna lie... that was good! exactly what i thought yesterday as i broke in my new 700p in .338 lapua.

sevensix2x51
07-30-2010, 11:15 AM
The way you write it it looks like you pronounce it "kush" when you try to say Koch.

For someone that speaks English, the "ch" sound in German is really easy, just make the sound that happens when you hock a lugie. The "clearing the throat" sound is almost an exact match for the "ch" sound in German.


when i was learning german, the teacher would berate folks that pronounced it that way. said it sounded "uncivilized," like they lived under a bridge. ymmv.

Crovax
08-18-2010, 12:52 PM
I have always been one to pronounce carbine with how it is spelled: Car-bine. The ein pronounced like Einstein.

However, my good buddy pronounces it like car-been, with the bine pronounced like bean (of the kidney or garbanzo variety).

I've even heard a third pronounciation as Car-bin, like a bin you put ugly Christmas sweaters into when it's time to store them for next year's ugly Christmas sweater party.

Which one is correct!?!? Or is this just a to-may-toe vs to-mah-toe thing?

11Z50
08-18-2010, 1:01 PM
A carbine (pronounced /ˈkɑrbaɪn/ or /ˈkɑrbiːn/[1]) (from Greek καραμπινα "carbine."

I guess it can go either way....

One of my all-time favorite guns is the little .30 M-1 Carbine :)

Red Devil
08-18-2010, 1:02 PM
Kar'-bean...

Crovax
08-18-2010, 1:05 PM
One of my all-time favorite guns is the little .30 M-1 Carbine :)

This same friend actually has one, and I just got to shoot it recently. Very fun stuff!

smle-man
08-18-2010, 1:16 PM
My dad was issued the M1 carbine in the big one. He called a car-bine and not a car-bean so since he was there I figure he knew.

SupraMiggs
08-18-2010, 1:21 PM
I think its pronounced Car-bine for Americans and Car-been for Europeans.

MrNiceGuy
08-18-2010, 1:28 PM
+1 on SupraMiggs.
We be Yanks. Car-bine it be.

norcal.xd
08-18-2010, 1:38 PM
i have always wondered the same question....i say car-bine like its spelled... watching videos and talking to people i do hear alot of people saying car-been though....saying car-been has a weird sound to me....

Red Devil
08-18-2010, 2:42 PM
+1 on SupraMiggs.
We be Yanks. Car-bine it be.

Well...

You and the mouse in ya pocket may be Yanks...


But the fact of the matter is, ...that the M1 Carbine was invented by a Good'ol'boy, ...David Marshall Williams, ...from Cumberland County, NC...

...so ya kin bet-cha bottom dollar that it is kar'-bean.

(no matter what you Yankees choose to do to the English language... :D )

Toast
08-18-2010, 2:56 PM
I've always said car-been :shrug:

Milsurp Collector
08-18-2010, 3:14 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=326145&highlight=carbine

a1c
08-18-2010, 3:15 PM
This thread pops up every now and then.

There is no right or wrong answer: most dictionaries will list both pronunciations. There are regional differences, that's all.

As it's been said, the etymology is from the French "carabine", pronounced "carabeen." But it doesn't matter. Words evolve. Their pronunciations change as they get adopted from one culture/country/language to another.

Say it however you want.

WokMaster1
08-18-2010, 4:40 PM
Combine
Columbine
Turbine
Carbine

Chiney-K
08-18-2010, 6:15 PM
Ha, I love this thread, always been too embarrassed to post it...

I have always said Car-BINE because that's the way it's spelled. Bloody yanks...

E-120
08-18-2010, 6:46 PM
What if its a carbon-15?
BTW, turbine is pronounced as turbin in regards to a turbine jet. Then when describing a turbojet engine it then is referred to as Turbo which is different from a turbine.

AVS
08-27-2010, 9:37 PM
Combine
Columbine
Turbine
Carbine

Ravine.
Serpentine.
Constantine.
Christine.
Byzantine.
Fluorine.
Marine.

Oh, and don't forget to drink your.... OVALTINE!

Then again, there's masculine, genuine, medicine, giving us a third option.

Long story short, when it comes to carbine it's obviously a regional thing.

killmime1234
08-27-2010, 10:58 PM
Add a poll.
my $.02- it's car-bean. Ask some of the old schoolers.

Colt-45
08-27-2010, 11:02 PM
This thread makes me laugh :rofl: :rofl2:. The outcome will be 50-50.

shellyzsweet
08-27-2010, 11:05 PM
Grandpa and daddy always called em carBINE.....so thats what I call them. If I meet boys who say carBEEN I'll giggle at them and automatically think they are inferior to me when it comes to firearms until proven otherwise. :cool:

shellyzsweet
08-27-2010, 11:06 PM
this thread needs a poll.....

GixxRacer
08-27-2010, 11:20 PM
this thread needs a poll.....

i agree

AVS
08-28-2010, 2:16 AM
Two other threads regarding this dilemma:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=213121

http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/polling-place/38007-how-do-you-pronounce-carbine.html

23 Blast
08-28-2010, 2:44 AM
I always thought it was prounounced "Car-bean" like refried bean.

I work around lots of Turbines - and I prounounced it like "turban" that headgear that Sikhs wear. Not "tur-bein" nor "tur-bean."



But the REAL question is: is it pronounced guh-RAND, or GAR-uhnd? :D

vantec08
08-28-2010, 5:19 AM
A carbine (pronounced /ˈkɑrbaɪn/ or /ˈkɑrbiːn/[1]) (from Greek καραμπινα "carbine."

I guess it can go either way....

One of my all-time favorite guns is the little .30 M-1 Carbine :)

Right. I should never have let go of that Underwood carbine years ago.

evidens83
08-28-2010, 8:00 AM
I always called it how it looks, carBINE. But I've seen many vids where they pronounce it carBEAN so I'm confused but just continue calling it carbine.

SPUTTER
08-28-2010, 1:13 PM
The "e" at the end of "carbine" makes the "i" long. Therefore its carBINE, not carBEAN.

TNP'R
08-28-2010, 1:15 PM
I call it both ways lol.Carbine or car-bean doesn't matter to me I can understand both lol.

23 Blast
08-28-2010, 1:26 PM
We should actually call it by it's accepted California-dialect pronounciation:

"ah-SALT' WEP'-pin"

TNP'R
08-28-2010, 1:27 PM
We should actually call it by it's accepted California-dialect pronounciation:

"ah-SALT' WEP'-pin"

lol nice one.

Wicked Pete
08-28-2010, 3:40 PM
Another vote for: "car-been".

a1c
08-28-2010, 3:58 PM
The "e" at the end of "carbine" makes the "i" long. Therefore its carBINE, not carBEAN.

Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries are not as categorical as you are, and list both pronunciations.

Mac
08-28-2010, 7:10 PM
Le Long Carabine (CarBean)
or Le Long Car Byne

Have to go with James Fenimore Cooper on this one.

ballistic
08-28-2010, 7:29 PM
If you like to say things like, "I was fixin to go to work." and ''Y'all', say car-bean.

My Dad carried one in the Pacific in WWII and always called it a car-bine.

Regional differences, that's all.

yellowfin
08-29-2010, 6:59 PM
Car-bin. Plain and simple for a plain and simple functioning tool.

HkFan416
08-29-2010, 7:20 PM
Do you call a washing machine a washing ma-shine?

JagerTroop
08-29-2010, 7:58 PM
Do you call a washing machine a washing ma-shine?

Actually, it's pronounced "worshin' muh-cheen" :D

Sajedene
08-29-2010, 8:23 PM
The "e" at the end of "carbine" makes the "i" long. Therefore its carBINE, not carBEAN.

So you say Ma-RINE not Ma-reen?

I say carbine like I say Marine - the right way ;)

Rule .308
08-29-2010, 9:31 PM
Always called it car-bean

23 Blast
08-29-2010, 9:47 PM
More for the fire:

So, do you pronounce iodine as Eye-oh-dine, as in eat at the diner? Or is it Eye-oh-Deen?

:D

all this haggling would be moot if the government would just let us own muh-SHINE guns!!! :D

ty423
08-29-2010, 9:51 PM
long as you know what someones talking about it doesn't matter..

steve91104
08-31-2010, 10:09 PM
rhymes with Ovaltine :)