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How do you pronounce "carbine"?

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Okay - here it is... The question of truth!!!



Do you say carbine (Car-BEAN) or carbine (Car-bIne)????? :lol: :lol:
 

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I've noticed the UK guys pronounce it CAR-BINE and most ameicans pronounce it CAR-BEAN.
 

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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
 

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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:
 

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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.
 
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