FN Herstal Firearms banner

How do you pronounce "carbine"?

  • Car-bean

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Car-bIne

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I'm just trying to cut carbs!!!!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
243 Posts
I've noticed the UK guys pronounce it CAR-BINE and most ameicans pronounce it CAR-BEAN.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
163 Posts
McLovin said:
I've noticed the UK guys pronounce it CAR-BINE and most ameicans pronounce it CAR-BEAN.
Comes from the old french word "carabine" which meant "soldier with a musket." English probably say it different from the French because they hate them. Plus the English probably think "car-bIne" sounds a little more high class. :p
 

· Registered
Joined
·
163 Posts
M1P90 said:
Well the I is followed by an E so that would have to make the I sound like eye and not ih or eh or ee. But I now gun folks pronounce it anyway they want to. :lol:
Most of the time true, but when it comes to words with foreign roots the rules of the english language sometimes fly out the window.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top