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Most of us have heard these names and terms butchered, but how do you pronounce the following words? Some pronunciations are regional, some cultural, some are acceptable a couple of ways, and some are just plain wrong.

(There probably should be a choice of "other" on each word.)

1. Brisance (re powders and explosives)
a. BREE-sunce
b. brih-ZAHNTS

2. Vernier (like calipers)
a. vur-NEER
b. vurn-YAY
c. VURN-yur

3. Sabot
a. suh-BOTT
b. SAY-bo
c. sabbit

4. Antimony
a. AN-ti-mo-nee
b. an-TIM-ma-nee

5. Cannelure
a. CAN-ya-ler
b. CAN-a-loor

6. Patridge (like sights)
a. PAR-trij
b. PAT-trij

7. Meplat
a. MEE-plat
b. MEH-plat

8. Ogive
a. oh-GIV
b. OH-jive

9. Swage
a. swedge (like "sledge")
b. swayj (like "rage")

10. Hodgdon
a. HAHJ-dun
b. HAWG-dun

11. Hoppe's (#9)
a. HAHPS
b. HOP-pees

12. Walther
a. WAL-tur
b. WAL-thur
 

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Who notes pronunciation is difficult, even with audio available in on line dictionaries.
 

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In my world it's:

1. Brisance (re powders and explosives)
a. BREE-sunce
b. brih-ZAHNTS
c. bris-ence

2. Vernier (like calipers)
a. vur-NEER
b. vurn-YAY
c. VURN-yur

3. Sabot
a. suh-BOTT
b. SAY-bo
c. sabbit
d. SA-bow

4. Antimony
a. AN-ti-mo-nee
b. an-TIM-ma-nee

5. Cannelure
a. CAN-ya-ler
b. CAN-a-loor

6. Patridge (like sights)
a. PAR-trij
b. PAT-trij

7. Meplat
a. MEE-plat
b. MEH-plat

8. Ogive
a. oh-GIV
b. OH-jive

9. Swage
a. swedge (like "sledge")
b. swayj (like "rage")

10. Hodgdon
a. HAHJ-dun
b. HAWG-dun

11. Hoppe's (#9)
a. HAHPS
b. HOP-pees

12. Walther
a. WAL-tur
b. WAL-thur
 

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For me:

1. Brisance (re powders and explosives)
a. BREE-sunce
b. brih-ZAHNTS
c. bree-SAHNTS

2. Vernier (like calipers)
a. vur-NEER
b. vurn-YAY
c. VURN-yur

3. Sabot
a. suh-BOTT
b. SAY-bo
c. sabbit
d. sa-BOW

4. Antimony
a. AN-ti-mo-nee
b. an-TIM-ma-nee

5. Cannelure
a. CAN-ya-ler
b. CAN-a-loor

6. Patridge (like sights)
a. PAR-trij
b. PAT-trij

7. Meplat
a. MEE-plat
b. MEH-plat

8. Ogive
a. oh-GIV
b. OH-jive

9. Swage
a. swedge (like "sledge")
b. swayj (like "rage")

10. Hodgdon
a. HAHJ-dun
b. HAWG-dun

11. Hoppe's (#9)
a. HAHPS
b. HOP-pees

12. Walther
a. WAL-tur
b. WAL-thur
 
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