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Skinnattittar wrote: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).



LASER is the acronym. Laser is a word. Language evolves and LASER evolved into laser. You can confirm this by looking at any English dictionary. This has also given rise to verb forms of the root laser; to lase, lase, lased, lasing (all with the long a pronunciation).







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temprus wrote: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.


This is what I was gonna toss off if no one else had gotten to it first.

But I still pronounce it more like laz-gun, I think its an American thing.

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Lazz-gun and Lazz-cannon...like Jazz

Lays-gun just doesn't sounds right...course I'm from Maine and we talk funny anyway.

   
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Laz-gun for me, thankyouverymuch! When you say it any other way, it sounds stupid. Lays-gun? Wait, what? Wouldn't that be a Slaaneshi weapon???

Lol. Pleh. Laz.

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Since when has Las been pronounced Lays or lass??

Why not just plain simple Las (Laz)? Or is pronouncing it like its spelled just too simple??

Example: hi, im Larry.
Is that said Laysie?
No, Larry
Lassie?
F%@£ £*&( !~+&!!!!!!!

Plus, im going to fire my Laysgun sounds incredibly like you are going to shoot crisps at someone.

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I'd have to agree, Lazz-gun flows better of of the tongue, which is much better than Lays/Laise-gun. I like the chips joke. Barbecue flavor would make more sense, though.

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And it's LAZ, not Lays, not Lase, not Lass. Laz.

If it were to be pronounced Lase-gun, it would be spelled as such.

I carry a bag of potato chips around at all times, just in case there are any un-informed persons around pronouncing it Laysgun. I wish I was kidding.

LAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZgun

like Jazz, and RASpberry, and TASmanian devil, and HAS, and YAZ, and frakkin FRAZ god-frakkit!
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Love your signature too

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Xanthos552 wrote:
Plus, im going to fire my Laysgun sounds incredibly like you are going to shoot crisps at someone.


They're called "chips" ya limey.

But yeah, I totally agree. Lazzzgun sounds a lot cooler and more natural than Lays-gun (trademark)

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ifyouseekamy wrote:
If it were to be pronounced Lase-gun, it would be spelled as such.


Hardly. This is English we're talking about. The language that gives you such phonetic marvels as:

Through
Bough
Cough
Tough
Bead
Dead

Anyway, I find it curious that whenever the Lase pronunciation is suggested in a thread like this, it always causes people to bring up Lays Potato chips. Lays should be very proud that their brand is so well known that it immediately comes to mind. Not sure what it says about the gamer community though.

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Laz-gun.

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What?

Don't you call them blazoogas?

 
   
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'Tom ate oes' or 'Tom at oes'

Ever since the Colonials learnt how to spell, it's been a problem

As long as you follow the correct stats and don't mistake your LAZ for a mortar, you will be OK

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Lord Castellan Mik wrote:'Tom ate oes' or 'Tom at oes'

Ever since the Colonials learnt how to spell, it's been a problem

Says the person from the big island of convicts...


But I jest. Actually, I get into these kinds of discussions rather frequently with a friend of mine in NSW. What I really find funny is when her accent starts to slip and she starts to pronounce words with a Cleveland accent, and then gets all annoyed with herself/me because of it.

Best part of that whole situation: She's lived in that part of the world for the vast majority of her life.


I guess my point here is this: Only people native to the Greater Cleveland/Akron/Canton, Ohio region pronounce anything in the English language properly and clearly. Our immigrant population and their reason for coming to this part of the country, forsaken hole that it is, is evidence to this.

And while we're here, it's a soft "s" and a short "a". Just because something is shortened doesn't mean that it retains its pronunciation. Case in point: Nobz. You know, short "o", pronounced like "knobs"... it's short for "nobles", which, if you hadn't noticed, has a long "o" and isn't pronounced like the Hamburglar is coming to stab you.

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Dronze wrote:
Says the person from the big island of convicts...


I know it's not obvious... I was born and bred in the UK (Manchester) and was dragged screaming to this country by my parents when I was 16 free of charge (both financial and criminal), however, I now call Australia home.

I still, however, treat the colonials out here equally with the ones over there... the only true Australian or American is the native of that land... and not the multinational imigrants irregardless of how long they have lived there or what ship their ancesters fell out off.

Now jokes aside... I aggree with you that sci fi and fantasy name calling is often a contraction of other words and often not subject to pronunciation... and since GW is an ENGLISH company... then the English language should be the main definitive.

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Lies, there is only 1 English person living in Australia and His name is Ben (Unless you happen to be Yahtzee, in which case my head will asplode)

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I'm not just living here... I am maintaining the moral equilibrium and overall IQ of the whole country.

If I leave, the place will be a Chaos gods playground in no time at all

On the other hand... there is no way that I'm ever going back to Blighty... THIS is the land of golden honey.

And... on top of that... I have a friend called Ben and he IS English (as well)

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In ten years of gaming I've never heard an English person call it a laysgun. It's our language, our rules. Lazgun.

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Greebynog wrote:In ten years of gaming I've never heard an English person call it a laysgun. It's our language, our rules. Lazgun.
I couldn't have but it petter myself.

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Gwar! wrote:No, they are called Crisps my Colonial Friend

Go drink some tea.
Seriously, crisps? No.

That one brand of English "Crisps" that starts with a W (the big one) really, really sucks. First time in the UK I bought some. It makes the top 10 biggest mistakes of my life.

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Mad Rabbit wrote:
Gwar! wrote:No, they are called Crisps my Colonial Friend

Go drink some tea.
Seriously, crisps? No.

That one brand of English "Crisps" that starts with a W (the big one) really, really sucks. First time in the UK I bought some. It makes the top 10 biggest mistakes of my life.
LIES! Walkers are THE English Crisp!

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Gwar! wrote:
Mad Rabbit wrote:
Gwar! wrote:No, they are called Crisps my Colonial Friend

Go drink some tea.
Seriously, crisps? No.

That one brand of English "Crisps" that starts with a W (the big one) really, really sucks. First time in the UK I bought some. It makes the top 10 biggest mistakes of my life.
LIES! Walkers are THE English Crisp!


More like THE English CRAP! Haha!
No but seriously let's try to go further and further off topic.

Laaaaaz. Gun.

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Lord Castellan Mik wrote:
I still, however, treat the colonials out here equally with the ones over there... the only true Australian or American is the native of that land... and not the multinational imigrants irregardless of how long they have lived there or what ship their ancesters fell out off.


Just to keep this going... I didn't migrate here. I was born here. Not only was I born here, I've lived here my entire life. In that span of time (nearly 25 years), there hasn't been some massive degree of social or societal upheaval or influx.

I am a native American. My ethnic background puts my ancestral lineage into a whole bunch of countries/territories where the booze is best (Germany, Russia, Ireland, and a handful of others), but I was born here and raised here, no matter what a bunch of hucksters in powdered wigs and funny clothes did to influence the social changes that eventually led to America being the country it is today.


Anyhow... Like I said, short 'a', soft 's', and a severe lack of Umlaut.

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Dronze wrote:I am a native American.
No, you are an American who is a Descendent of Colonising Europeans. You are no More a Native American than I am a Native Nigerian because my (long long ago) Ancestors came from there.

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Gwar! wrote:
Dronze wrote:I am a native American.
No, you are an American who is a Descendent of Colonising Europeans. You are no More a Native American than I am a Native Nigerian because my (long long ago) Ancestors came from there.

*headshake* Note a lack of capitalization on my part.

Don't make me dig out the dictionary to win this one, as, if you trace it back far enough, we're all from Africa/the Middle East.

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I dunno...

Mad Rabbit wrote:
Gwar! wrote:
Mad Rabbit wrote:
Gwar! wrote:No, they are called Crisps my Colonial Friend

Go drink some tea.
Seriously, crisps? No.

That one brand of English "Crisps" that starts with a W (the big one) really, really sucks. First time in the UK I bought some. It makes the top 10 biggest mistakes of my life.
LIES! Walkers are THE English Crisp!


More like THE English CRAP! Haha!
No but seriously let's try to go further and further off topic.

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By the standard presented here there are no natives in England either. They all migrated from somewhere else. Current genealogical testing indicates that the "original" Britons hailed from what is now Spain. Then there were waves of invaders/settlers from the germanic tribes the Angles and the Saxons followed by the Normans who were themselves Norsemen that had settled in France previously.

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