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Are words like Lasgun or lascannon pronounced. Laz-gun or laze-gun?

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Laze-Gun is how I pronouce it. Like Laser with the R and Gun with... umm... Gun?
   
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Laz-gun and laz-cannon. Lassgun and Lasscannon sound weird.

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Its obviously Lays-Cannon and it Makes a Noise Like FREEM!

(Srs though, its Laz Or Las, not Laes)

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In Dawn of War, it makes a noise like Fazz-ew-a!

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Cheese Elemental wrote:In Dawn of War, it makes a noise like Fazz-ew-a!
Clearly Relic don't know anything about Lays-Cannons and the Power of the FREEM!

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in DOW it was also a fast firing weapon.

 
   
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Only on IG heavy weapon teams. It fires much slower on Sentinels and other vehicles.

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Still Ridiculous for it to fire that fast.

 
   
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Lahs or Laz, or however you want to put it.

Layscannon sounds like a gun that shoots chips...

"Commissar! There's a Defiler coming towards us!"
"Well fire the Lays-Cannon!"
"What flavour sir?"
"Chicken!!!"

Yeah. Laz.

   
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I say the long A sounding one... Lays...
   
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Well, considering the main source of this argument is all about the pronunciation of the word "laser" we need to remember, way way back, that the word "laser" is actually an acronym, and therefore, has only one actual pronunciation which would be "L-A-S-E-R" (el ay ess ee ar). If we want to go that way, both are wrong and it is actually L-A-S gun.

Pronouncing acronyms depends on how it is being used in conjunction with other words or acronyms (trust me, I'm in the Army, we have more acronyms than we know what to do with, I have a two inch thick book for the acronyms). So I pronounce it lazz-gun/cannon/pistol/light.

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I don't have my Uplifting Primer or Munitorium Manual on hand - it's ok kids, I'm a Commissar, I don't have to have it on me all the time, you do though - so I can't check to see if the Lahs/Laz/not-Lays/gun fires a coherent beam of light, and is actually a Laser, or is more of an energy gun, be it a plasma or particle beam weapon.

   
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You're not a Commissar to me until Commissar Calgar gets back in your avatar.

People are like dice, a certain Frenchman said that. You throw yourself in the direction of your own choosing. People are free because they can do that. Everyone's circumstances are different, but no matter how small the choice, at the very least, you can throw yourself. It's not chance or fate. It's the choice you made. 
   
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Commissar Calgar has returned from his fishing trip, but is currently buying a house, so he's a little distracted at the moment.

   
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IMO it is Lazcannon etc. It just sounds better. There is nothing in the Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer or The Munitorum Manual suggesting pronunciation.

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Well, I say it like las-gun.
   
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I say lass gun , like Lassie

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Sheffield, England

Laz-gun, because:
1) there's nothing in the spelling to suggest it's pronounced "lays", and
2) because it doesn't sound rediculous.

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I say lass. I think that they don't have lazers in the future cos they're too far advanced. And guardsmen are all a big bunch of women, so firing lass-guns seems right to me!!

everyone else I know says lass-gun, and everyone can't be wrong!!

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Australia

s.j.mccartney wrote:

everyone else I know says lass-gun, and everyone can't be wrong!!


everyone meaning yourself?
anyway laz is the was too go in any situation.

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Pueblo, CO

Lass-gun. There is no indication that it would be pronounced as "lace" or "lays".

Look at the other usage:

Long Las
Long Lass - Has a rich, concise sound to it. Sharp, and to the point.
Long Lace - It's not a shoe... or a boot... or a corset.
Long Lays - This just sounds too much like it would be followed up by "In the sun", "On the Beach", or "Hourly 'Donation'"

Las Lock
Lass Lock - Again, rich, snappy, crisp. Once more, it sounds like a weapon.
Lace Lock - Keep your shoes tied (or your daughter a virgin) with LaceLock. Point made?
Lays Lock - Protect yo' PO-TAY-TOES!

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I dread to think...

Laz!!! It sounds more futuristic then pronouncing your stupididly powerful gun 'lass' like its a girl!!!

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Sound more futuristic by incorporating more "Z"s in your pronunciations!

The only arguement I have heard for "lays" has to do with "laser," which by the fluff is an arguable subject (lasers have entirely negligible recoil and stopping power [force of impact], are silent, can only be seen if colored by their lighting medium, are not fired in bolts, etc...), and even if, it an acronym and is only properly pronounced by spelling it out!

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Joplin, Missouri

I pronounce it Laz-gun and regardless of how it is pronounced I always assumes it goes, "Peww-pew pew pewww"

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Dallas, Texas

Laz > Lays in my opinion. It sounds foreign and pleasant, and I've heard it said that way, so why not continue the tradition? Either way, it's a rifle that fires lasers, so why not a LaserRifle? But what kind of name is a Bolter? I I believe the Space Marines are not construction yard specialists -.-

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I always say layzgun or layz cannon because I view it as a contraction of Lasergun or lasercannon and it is explained in the fluff that those weapons use laser technology.

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Arschbombe wrote:I always say layzgun or layz cannon because I view it as a contraction of Lasergun or lasercannon and it is explained in the fluff that those weapons use laser technology.
Laser is an acronym, it has no "proper" pronunciation. So any time you modify it, you have to pronounce it in context to how it is spelled, that is assuming it is a contraction at all (I have never seen Laser-Gun used to describe a lasgun, even during Rogue Trader or 2nd Edition).

I have always thought it either sounds like "crack-crack-crack" like a dry limb snapping, or "pew-pew-pew," which is actually the sound I make when using a whole volley of them. Pew-pew-pew.

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Since the humble Lasgun was originally based on the Dune Lasgun, I would look to that source for how to pronounce it. For Dune, it is pronounced lāz-gŭn. Thanks to the weakening of its power levels, I now pronounce it as flash-līt.

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Id say its pronounced as Laaz gun , with a long "a" and the sound it makes would be akin to lightning just not as loud. Because it would burn the air where the shot was and then the air rushing back in would make the cracking noise.

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