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Old 03-28-2020, 10:06 AM
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Howdy folks. According to several sites, the correct pronunciation of 'carbine' is car-buy-ne. I've heard it, and probably said it myself, pronounced car-bean. I'm wondering if both pronunciations are acceptable by the people here in RFC or is the first one the 'only' one? Thanks for your input. Stay healthy!!
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:32 AM
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According to Webster's dictionary it would be closer to your second choice, i.e. car-bean.
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:46 AM
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Ive never heard anyone in 'firearms circles' here in the USA; ie, American English, use the first one. Have heard a few say 'car-bine'.
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:49 AM
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I always say car-bean!

How do you say "combine",like in ag equipment?.
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Tomatoe-Tomato, Potatoe-Potato, let's call the whole thing off.
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:57 AM
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I always say car-bean!

How do you say "combine",like in ag equipment?.
Lol. How do you say 'ravine'?
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It's what's called a "loan word" -- a word that comes into one language from another. That makes the pronunciation seem different from the spelling. It should sound like "car-bean."
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Lol. How do you say 'ravine'?

Got me!!! Yep, I say raveen!
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Tomatoe-Tomato, Potatoe-Potato, let's call the whole thing off.
Get the lead out,you lead off.
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I think car-byne is used more across the pond? In the US I've heard both, but mostly car-bean.
Dictionaries seem to have both listed as correct, regardless of it's french roots.
Spelling doesn't really matter, I don't think We have words that go every different way. Haha
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:13 AM
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I always say car-bean!

How do you say "combine",like in ag equipment?.
Please tell me you don't say "com-bean".
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:13 AM
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Ive never heard anyone in 'firearms circles' here in the USA; ie, American English, use the first one. Have heard a few say 'car-bine'.
I say "car-bean" too, but I'm almost certain I used hear John Wayne say "car-buy-ne" many times in the movies. Haven't seen one of his in a long time, though.
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Words are fun. Carbine never gives me doubts but I usually pause before saying Leupold or Sako. Those are proper names though not nouns.

In the process of researching the etymology of carbine this little jewel popped up. My new word for the day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockchafer

Have fun folks, stay healthy!

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Sophia is correct. It is derived from French carabin and is pronounced karbean.
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Sophia is correct. It is derived from French carabin and is pronounced karbean.
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