This is your first lesson and an important lesson at that, how to pronounce Krag-Jørgensen. I hear so many interpretations of this rifle name so here goes..
Krag – this is pronounced with a silent ‘g’ so think of it as saying crowd but missing the d off the end, sort of like crowwwww but not like the bird.
Jørgensen or Jorgensen if you want the English spelling, this is pronounced with a Y at the front, so Yorgensen.
Put it together and you get Croww Yorgensen. Easy really! 🙂
We will move on to the Danish 8x58RD (Rimmed Danish) Krag-Jørgensen in a bit.
EDIT – I must point out this applies to the Danish Krag and not the American or Norwegian Krags….. 🙂
2 Replies to “First lesson, how to pronounce Krag-Jørgensen”
Just a comment regarding how to pronounce “Krag-Jørgensen”:
You are absolutely right about how to pronounce “Krag”, but when you say “Jørgensen” in Danish, you do not hear the “g”. So it should be “Yorensen”.
Best regards from Denmark:
Niels, thank you and you are absolutely right and it has been confirmed by the Viking, the perils of being married to a Dane for so many years 🙂