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I'm new to this weapon and don't want to sound like an idiot when I go to the next gun show. How do you pronounce SAIGA? I really enjoy this site and plan on getting a .223 cal soon. Thanks in advance

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Hello, saoirse

Apparently, the makers of these fine weapons pronounce it "Sie-ga" ("Sie" rhymes with "pie") as opposed to "Say-ga" which is fairly common here in the States.

I'm thinking the manufacturers know best!

 

Respectfully posted,

guido2 in Houston

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You got me curious about the pronunciation also. The link I found says it is pronounced "sigh- gah".

I've been saying "say-gah". I guess I need to change! :blush:

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I say Saiga myself. But i've heard it pronounced Saiga by others.

 

LOL

 

What does it matter? I've heard it pronounced different ways, all by people who knew alot about the rifles. I find that only a snob-nosed gun-elitist would correct you on your pronunciation of a foreign word.

 

But in all seriousness I'm pretty sure the correct pronunciation is ZeyeGuh. NOT SEGA.

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I say Saiga myself. But i've heard it pronounced Saiga by others.

 

LOL

 

What does it matter? I've heard it pronounced different ways, all by people who knew alot about the rifles. I find that only a snob-nosed gun-elitist would correct you on your pronunciation of a foreign word.

 

But in all seriousness I'm pretty sure the correct pronunciation is ZeyeGuh. NOT SEGA.

 

 

I used to work at a plant nursery. If they know what you're talking about when you're done talking, you said it good enough.

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figures I'd get knocked down by Briarious :cryss:

 

and speaking of Masamune Shirow, Have any of you seen that new bullpup style AK? I got to check one out the day I got my saiga, but I don't like how the 30 round mag is hard to load/unload du to the grip. Maybe it would work with the Saiga-12, their extended mags have a gentler curve.

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I encourage everyone to apply english as they learned it in school.The worst thing in the world is hearing someone with a southern drawl suddenly hit one word that they use the queen's english for.

For an intermediate example imagine trying to speak with a fake english accent , sigh-ga would probably fit right in.

For an extreme example if we were in mexico everybody probably calls George Whore-hay.

Edited by gdblair

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I encourage everyone to apply english as they learned it in school.The worst thing in the world is hearing someone with a southern drawl suddenly hit one word that they use the queen's english for.

For an intermediate example imagine trying to speak with a fake english accent , sigh-ga would probably fit right in.

For an extreme example if we were in mexico everybody probably calls George Whore-hay.

 

Sounds a lot like my HS English teacher! We had to read the tales of "Don Jew'-un."

 

Bill

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Tangent...

 

Though it is *pronounced* "Tet-Sai-Guh", It is spelled Tetsusaiga... Does that make me even MORE of an Anime nut? or just anal!?!?!? :lol: rofl!!

 

 

 

:smoke:

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I encourage everyone to apply english as they learned it in school.The worst thing in the world is hearing someone with a southern drawl suddenly hit one word that they use the queen's english for.

For an intermediate example imagine trying to speak with a fake english accent , sigh-ga would probably fit right in.

For an extreme example if we were in mexico everybody probably calls George Whore-hay.

 

There is wisdom in what you say GDB.

A question, though. Why, after 5 months as a member. have you chosen to break your silence on this topic?

Edited by pogy

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Tangent...

 

Though it is *pronounced* "Tet-Sai-Guh", It is spelled Tetsusaiga... Does that make me even MORE of an Anime nut? or just anal!?!?!? :lol: rofl!!

 

 

 

:smoke:

 

No wonder I get so many Anime hits when I search "saiga" on youtube.

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I'm new to this weapon and don't want to sound like an idiot when I go to the next gun show. How do you pronounce SAIGA? I really enjoy this site and plan on getting a .223 cal soon. Thanks in advance

 

The Correct way to Say the name of Our Favorite Weapon, which we All Need To Know, since we spend untold dollars and time playing w/ them.....is.........and the Envelope Please.......

 

 

"Saiga"...Just how it Looks! LOL....

 

Really, it's Saiga, JUST LIKE YOU PRONOUNCE 'SAIGON' - as in Vietnam..."Saiga, like Saigon , replacing the 'gon' w/ a 'ga' (guh). End of that subject! * A Russian Told Me That! ......try it.... "Sai.....Guh" ...got it?

 

BS012

AK-Defense-Force

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What does it matter? I've heard it pronounced different ways, all by people who knew alot about the rifles. I find that only a snob-nosed gun-elitist would correct you on your pronunciation of a foreign word.

Or how bout a newbie who wants to learn it right, and not sound like a jackhole?

I'm not snobby nosed, I just want to respect the inventor, and pronounce they way it was intended.

But it is "sigh-ga", a lot of people here(USA) pronounce it wrong. Kind like the M-1 Garand

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C'mon guys--this has been beaten to death years ago. Enough please. Use the search function on the forum. Been answered already!!

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