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Old 07-21-2010, 12:21 AM
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Default How do you pronounce "Blaser"?

My dad has a hunting configured Blaser R93 in the shop right now, and he says it's pronounced like "Blauser" (and has an Austrian friend of his who agrees) while I though it was pronounced like "Blay-zer". What is the proper pronounciation?
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:47 AM
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Blaser is from Germany, so it must be "Blauser".
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:32 AM
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Blay-zer. If it were Blauser, it'd be spelled Blauser, but with an umlaut over the "U"
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:50 AM
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i've always heard it pronounced like it looks blay-zer, not blouse-er...
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:52 AM
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Blay-zer. If it were Blauser, it'd be spelled Blauser, but with an umlaut over the "U"
This is correct, I think it's supposed to be pronounced "blosser".
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:37 AM
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I say Blay-zer, and I agree that if it were Blau-ser, it would be spelled as such.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:33 AM
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Being German, I would say it`s pronounced Blah-ser.
Blay-ser would have been my guess if the company was english or american.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:59 AM
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Being German, I would say it`s pronounced Blah-ser.
Blay-ser would have been my guess if the company was english or american.
Agreed. I tend to pronounce it the English way though. And Blaser is a somewhat odd name for a weapon.
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:54 AM
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Agreed. I tend to pronounce it the English way though. And Blaser is a somewhat odd name for a weapon.
Hey, I wear Blasers with a tie and button down shirt and I look GOOD!
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:59 PM
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I've always said "blay-zer", but I suspect "blah-ser" is technically correct. I wouldn't worry about it too much - when I worked at Cabelas it was the rare customer that didn't call Leupold "Leopold" or say they wanted ammo for their "7 M-M". That last one really kills me - we're metric for god's sakes.
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