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Hi how do you pronounce D'uucles?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckiedoodle, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. speckiedoodle

    speckiedoodle Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 4, 2008
    Hi Guys,
    I just purchased some D'uucles and the person pronounced their name
    Duck-uls. I know the breed started in Belgium but was it the French speaking part? So any help would be appreciated!
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    do clay

    p.s. the beligians speak french and flemish. (i'm belgian, so i won't steer you wrong on that![​IMG] )
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  3. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Well thanks miss_jayne!!!! I never would have thunk that!!! I agree I say it d uccle! DU CLay sounds more elegant and sophisticated any way!!!! [​IMG]
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I say d'uccle as "dee ukkle"
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:the d' in french is just 'duh' not 'dee' it's a combination word short for du uccle, as they do not put two vowels together if i remember correctly from french classes.
  6. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    The way I've heard it pronounced and say it is "duck l" like the l sound.
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    okay, i just went to a Belgian website about the city of Uccle.

    the pronunciation in BELGIAN is duh-oo-klah

    in French duh-oo-clay.
  8. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    South Dakota
    My Coop
    ah this is another fun one. one of them that depending on where you're from you'll hear different pronounciations.

    miss jayne's got it down though.

    alternate pronounciations i've heard include:


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