Dutch pronunciation of d'Uccle as in Mille Fleur d'Uccle

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sparklee, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Sparklee

    Sparklee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2008
    If you go to the Wikipedia entry for "Uccle" (the town in Belgium), click on the speaker symbol, and listen, is the pronunciation Ick-ul or Uck-ul? I can't tell for sure with my computer's speakers. And then do we actually say, "duckles" or "dickles" if we want to say d'Uccle in Dutch?

    Where did the current pronunciation that seems prevalent of "dew-clay" come from? It doesn't look like it's French because, if you're still at Wikipedia, the phonetic symbols for the French pronunciation don't correlate to "dew-clay."
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    I don't know where it came from... hope someone can help!
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    From what I can tell, us Americans saw the word and tried sounding it out. We say it lots and lots of different ways and I still haven't a clue on how to say it correctly.
    I used to say dew-UCKel. Now I just run through the spectrum of pronunciations until someone realizes what I am saying.

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