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Old 03-11-2013, 07:04 AM
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I ran across this working on a page:

What's the proper pronunciation for Baikal, as in the Baikal IJ-70? If it's the same Baikal as Lake Baikal, I thought it was Bye-KAL. Is that correct?
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:32 AM
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I think it is more like by-col. It is kind of like "Michael" if you replace the M with a B.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:27 PM
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The British show I'm working on now has someone pronouncing it BAY-cull.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:30 PM
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I asked a Russian lady I work with, it's Bye-KAL.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:06 PM
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A Russian I used to shoot clays with told me that it isn't a hard "A" sound like in "California" or "caliber", but more like "call" if pronounced with a Southern US accent. The sound is the same as the start of "collar" or "collect".
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A Russian I used to shoot clays with told me that it isn't a hard "A" sound like in "California" or "caliber", but more like "call" if pronounced with a Southern US accent. The sound is the same as the start of "collar" or "collect".
But either way, BAY-cull or BAY-kell is wrong.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:07 PM
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Sergei, my Russian friend at work, pronounces it bye-KAL as well.

He also used to be a Police chief in Cechnya, and I'm pretty sure he's a war criminal. Nice guy though!
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:33 PM
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Eh, in Cechyna, I think everyone could be considered a war criminal regardless of the uniform, or lack there of, that they wore.
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Oh yeah, that's pretty much WHY I'm making that assumption. I don't really hold it against him, after 9 months in Afghanistan meeting with former Mujahideen, he's hardly the first one I've ever met.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:21 PM
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He. I'm not sure if it was the language barrier or just the culture, but there was an ANA guy who we worked with that was very proud of having killed Russians, Pakis, other Afghans.
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