d'uccle pronounciation

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cha Cha Chicken, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Cha Cha Chicken

    Cha Cha Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering- I called someone's chicken a Belgian bearded "doo slay" they told me it was doo-CLAY... were they right? [​IMG]
    thanks in advance!
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Doo-CLAY indeed. [​IMG]
     
  3. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no accent over the E....it is pronounced "dookle",,,,,like dew-cull.... It is not dee-uncle...there is no N and not dew-clay.... I raised the breed for over 25 years and remember the very same conversation 40 years ago....same issue..... A Belgian friend told me how he pronounced it... He lived in Gent, Belgium and was one of my old Racing pigeon friends. I trust his word since he lives there....
     
  4. thechickonthehill

    thechickonthehill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I actually checked the pronunciation online through Webster's. They didn't have the word "d'Uccle" but they did have Uccle (as in the town/city of). The town name was pronounced "ooh-cluh" so I assumed that would make the chicken breed name pronounced "doo-cluh".
     
  5. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds correct.... Thanks for the info
     
  6. thechickonthehill

    thechickonthehill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Face it, however we say it (unless you happen to be fluent in more than one language) we are probably still butchering it! [​IMG]
     
  7. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL...[​IMG] I do speak other languages.....and have lived in Europe....but I never had to say the word d'Uccle over there....I pronounced it "dookle" here for the English speakers.... My French teachers/professors would give me an "F" for pronouncing it this way.... My second language is Portuguese....
     
  8. Yellow House Farm

    Yellow House Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    In French, d'Uccle would be doo-cluh. One needs an accent to say doo-clay. I guess dookle works but its an English pronunciation and not French.
     
  9. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    correct...I was trying to help the English speaking people....
     
  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:Face it, however we say it (unless you happen to be fluent in more than one language) we are probably still butchering it! [​IMG]

    Butchering it, indeed!

    And dew-clay sounds so elegant [​IMG]

    I cringe when I hear them called 'dunkles'
     
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