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How Do You Pronounce Saiga ?

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  1. Glocker08

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    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. :supergrin:
     

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    It is pronounced Syga.
     

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    Sigh-gah
     
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    That's how I pronounce it.
     
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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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    I pronouce it the same as the video game company, Saga
     
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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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    Well the pronunciation is about the only thing those particular morons get right. Alliance sucks ass.
     
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    S-eye-ay-jee-ay

    Im pretty sure this is how its said. :whistling:
     
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    wut i was thinkin
     
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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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    Sigh - Guh
     
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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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    My wife is Russian, and we have a Saiga.
    She pronounces it with three syllables: seye-EE-ga.
     
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    CORRECT!
    :wavey: from Slovenia
     
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