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Old 07-19-2009, 11:32   #1
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How Do You Pronounce Saiga ?

I always pronounce it "Syga" because I figure thats how its said in Russian.Of course to look at it from an English perspective, it looks like it should be pronounced "Sayga". So,how do you guys say it ?

There is probably no one right answer to this question,but..... I guess its a "you say tomato,I say tomotto,you say potato,I say patotto" kind of thing.
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Old 07-19-2009, 13:23   #2
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It is pronounced Syga.
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Old 07-19-2009, 13:48   #3
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Old 07-19-2009, 14:09   #4
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Old 07-19-2009, 19:01   #5
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That's how I pronounce it.
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Old 07-19-2009, 19:37   #6
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SAI-gah
1:28+ Izhmash vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoDiVAMBC0Q

САЙГА, АЙ is close to "eye"

I've heard people try to pronounce it all kinds of stupid ways though. "Sicka" is probably the funniest.

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Old 07-20-2009, 08:40   #7
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I pronouce it the same as the video game company, Saga
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:48   #8
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I guess it depends on whether you're an American or a Brit...

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/saiga
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:58   #9
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I guess it depends on whether you're an American or a Brit...
This guy doesn't appear to be "Brit" and he also pronounces it the same way as the narrator in the above video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUe4N...eature=related
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:05   #10
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Just pronounce it in the most screwed up way possible, people will automatically assume that you are smarter than they are........
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This guy doesn't appear to be "Brit" and he also pronounces it the same way as the narrator in the above video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUe4N...eature=related
Well the pronunciation is about the only thing those particular morons get right. Alliance sucks ass.
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Old 07-20-2009, 13:17   #12
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Old 07-20-2009, 23:23   #13
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:30   #14
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S-eye-ay-jee-ay

Im pretty sure this is how its said.
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Old 07-22-2009, 16:51   #15
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I pronouce it the same as the video game company, Saga
wut i was thinkin
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Old 08-12-2009, 21:55   #16
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Sai - as pronounced in "Saigon" - rhymes with "fly"

ga - pronounced as "guh" - rhymes with "the"

There's a vid somewhere, with Russians pronouncing it that way.
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Old 08-13-2009, 00:10   #17
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Old 08-17-2009, 13:34   #18
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Sai - as pronounced in "Saigon" - rhymes with "fly"

ga - pronounced as "guh" - rhymes with "the"

There's a vid somewhere, with Russians pronouncing it that way.
This is correct, pronounced with what would be equivalent to a long "I" sound in English, as in "sigh" and "sign". The name of the gun is pronounced like the name of the weird little antelope for which it is named, not like the name of the video game system.

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Old 08-17-2009, 17:32   #19
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My wife is Russian, and we have a Saiga.
She pronounces it with three syllables: seye-EE-ga.
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Old 08-19-2009, 13:45   #20
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This is correct, pronounced with what would be equivalent to a long "I" sound in English, as in "sigh" and "sign". The name of the gun is pronounced like the name of the weird little antelope for which it is named, not like the name of the video game system.

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Sai - as pronounced in "Saigon" - rhymes with "fly"

ga - pronounced as "guh" - rhymes with "the"
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