D'uccle pronounciation

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by taprock, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2010
    Northern L.P. Michigan
    I am in trouble. My son is showing his D'uccle for 4-h next week. We had read it was pronounced Dew - Clay and that is how we have been working on it. Now we were told it is actually Duck - el. How are you supposed to say it? My son has had speech problems so we have worked so hard on it and now I'm dreading telling him we've been saying it wrong.
  2. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    New Britain, CT
    I say you had it right the first time. And the man at the local feed store suggested that southerners tend to use the other pronunciation more. I went on a translation website (I think it was through Bing) and put in the full name: Mille Fleur D'Uccle, and got a lovely french-sounding woman's voice pronouncing it. [it means million flowers from/of Uccle, if I remember correctly.] Uccle, I learned, is a region of Belgium, and I'm pretty sure that's a French-speaking area. So, you don't have to tell him you've been saying it wrong, 'cause you haven't! Dew-Clay is correct!
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    Yep! Just pretend you're french! The French would NEVER say DUCK El! Dew clay. Lol but more like DEW-CLEH.

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008

    and no one at the show will know what you're talking about.
    There was another multi page thread on this subject awhile back.
    Actually mille is thousand not million I believe.
    How they say it in France is interesting I suppose if you plan to show in France but an American judge won't know what your DEW-CLAY is. Here it's generally pronounced Do-Cle or some throw in a y sound so it's D-You-Cle.

    This is from the next post & is a better phoenetic spelling than mine of the most common pronunciation.

    The Belgian pronunciation is "dew-cuhl".​
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  5. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    The Belgian pronunciation is "dew-cuhl". And when writing or typing it, it is a small d and capital U- d'Uccle.
  6. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    good information, I have been pronouncing very southern as in Mill Fluer Dee Uckle.... I typed that in the phonetic sense... Silly me... I don't know no French!!!
  7. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Near Bert Blyleven
    However he pronounces it, good luck!!
  8. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    Hey i have heard it pronauced

    D-Uccle by a APA judge ( [​IMG] ). I have rasied Mille Fluer (sorry i buchard the spelling i know) D'uccle in past years.
  9. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

    Jun 27, 2011
    Bronson, Tx
    Dew-Clay is correct

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