This not that pronunciation corrections inspired by Sako (Sah Ko)

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This — Not That: Let’s try a few more examples often mispronounced:

Heckler & Koch: Heckler & Kokh, not “kotch” or “coke”
Franchi: Frahn-key
Mauser: Mowzer
Carbine: rhymes with car-wine, not car-been
Leupold: Loo-pold
Kahles: Kah-less
Lapua: Lop-wah
Ogive: Oh-jive
Sabot: Sa bow
Meplat: Me plah
Shilen: Shill-un
Mannlicher: Man-lickr
Schönauer: Shown-ower
Lilja: Name of Swedish origin, pronounced Lil-yah in Swedish. However Dan Lilja on videos pronounces it Lil-ja.
Vihtavuori: Veetavoory
Steyr: Shtayar
Fabrique Nationale: Fabreek NashonAL
Geissele: GUYS-el (makers of superb AR-15 triggers)
Kreighoff: CREEK-off
Anschutz: AHN-shutz (rhymes with puts)
Perazzi: Pear-AHTZ-ee
Zeiss: Tsice
Lüger: The umlaut is just about impossible for anyone not fluent in German. I just say Looger and call it good.
Brno: Bruno
Steiner: Schtiner
Fiocchi: Fee-OH-key
Blaser: BLAHzerr
Garand: GAIRend
SAAMI: Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute or “Sammy”
Hoppe’s: Hop-ease
Walther: Val (rhymes with pal) ter
Star: Estar
Llama: Eyamma
 
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All joking aside.
After living in Germany for years. I can't see a direct translation to a guns pronounced name is possible..

People in all different parts of the world have different tongue's.
What I mean is they make and use different sounds. [ From guttural sounds. To clicks whistles and pops.]

That said your never going to get a direct translation.
Because you can't make the same sounds.

The best we do is make it sound close.
 

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A post featuring a beautiful Sako rifle was starting to get thread jacked by pronunciation woes.
I'm creating this post as penance for my role in said thread jacking.
Clipped from American Handgunner...

This — Not That: Let’s try a few more examples often mispronounced:

Heckler & Koch: Heckler & Kokh, not “kotch” or “coke”
Franchi: Frahn-key
Mauser: Mowzer
Carbine: rhymes with car-wine, not car-been
Leupold: Loo-pold
Kahles: Kah-less
Lapua: Lop-wah
Ogive: Oh-jive
Sabot: Sa bow
Meplat: Me plah
Shilen: Shill-un
Mannlicher: Man-lickr
Schönauer: Shown-ower
Lilja: Name of Swedish origin, pronounced Lil-yah in Swedish. However Dan Lilja on videos pronounces it Lil-ja.
Vihtavuori: Veetavoory
Steyr: Shtayar
Fabrique Nationale: Fabreek NashonAL
Geissele: GUYS-el (makers of superb AR-15 triggers)
Kreighoff: CREEK-off
Anschutz: AHN-shutz (rhymes with puts)
Perazzi: Pear-AHTZ-ee
Zeiss: Tsice
Lüger: The umlaut is just about impossible for anyone not fluent in German. I just say Looger and call it good.
Brno: Bruno
Steiner: Schtiner
Fiocchi: Fee-OH-key
Blaser: BLAHzerr
Garand: GAIRend
SAAMI: Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute or “Sammy”
Hoppe’s: Hop-ease
Walther: Val (rhymes with pal) ter
Star: Estar
Llama: Eyamma
Carbine is usually pronounced Car-bean

And according to the Man it is Guyz-lee
 

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A post featuring a beautiful Sako rifle was starting to get thread jacked by pronunciation woes.
I'm creating this post as penance for my role in said thread jacking.
Clipped from American Handgunner...

This — Not That: Let’s try a few more examples often mispronounced:

Heckler & Koch: Heckler & Kokh, not “kotch” or “coke”
Franchi: Frahn-key
Mauser: Mowzer
Carbine: rhymes with car-wine, not car-been
Leupold: Loo-pold
Kahles: Kah-less
Lapua: Lop-wah
Ogive: Oh-jive
Sabot: Sa bow
Meplat: Me plah
Shilen: Shill-un
Mannlicher: Man-lickr
Schönauer: Shown-ower
Lilja: Name of Swedish origin, pronounced Lil-yah in Swedish. However Dan Lilja on videos pronounces it Lil-ja.
Vihtavuori: Veetavoory
Steyr: Shtayar
Fabrique Nationale: Fabreek NashonAL
Geissele: GUYS-el (makers of superb AR-15 triggers)
Kreighoff: CREEK-off
Anschutz: AHN-shutz (rhymes with puts)
Perazzi: Pear-AHTZ-ee
Zeiss: Tsice
Lüger: The umlaut is just about impossible for anyone not fluent in German. I just say Looger and call it good.
Brno: Bruno
Steiner: Schtiner
Fiocchi: Fee-OH-key
Blaser: BLAHzerr
Garand: GAIRend
SAAMI: Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute or “Sammy”
Hoppe’s: Hop-ease
Walther: Val (rhymes with pal) ter
Star: Estar
Llama: Eyamma
You say carbine, I say pertater.
 

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