How do you pronounce Campine?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blaundee, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. blaundee

    blaundee Songster

    Aug 3, 2009
    I dont know how to pronounce it.....
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Everyone I have ever hears say is says cam-peen. Slight emphasis on 2nd syllable.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm not sure how it was intended to be pronounced, but if I saw that word anywhere, I'd say "CAM-pinn", emphasis on the first syllable. However, being a proper name of a breed, it would be whatever the intention was, which is probably cam-PEEN.
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    I always say Cam-Peen.
  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:Awww, SpeckledHen, you're the only one disagreeing--maybe we need to try to figure out d'uccle or marans or one of the other ones that always end up with more possible pronunciations than the number of people voicing opinions [​IMG] (Just kidding--it really does not look like it should be cam-peen, does it? Maybe someone will come up with came-pine [​IMG] )
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It was named after a city in Belgium, right? Then, maybe someone who speaks the language can enlighten us! I don't know how the breed is pronounced, but if I just saw that word standing alone, not knowing what it was, I'd have said "CAM-pinn". Avid reader here, but proper names are not regular words. Otherwise, Brett FAVRE wouldn't pronounce his name "FARVE", LOL.
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Quote:[​IMG] That's how I've been pronouncing it! [​IMG]
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Dunno why I "knew" it was Cam-PEEN when I didn't know (until recently) that leghorn was pronounced "leggern."

    Somebody looked at me real funny and said, "A what?"

    Well, heck - the danged cartoon chicken was Foghorn Leghorn! Not Foggern Leggern!

    You may return to your regular programme. Sorry.
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    When I ordered them from the hatchery, they pronounced them kam-peen, with the accent over the peen.
    Oh, and my Golden Campines are very talkative, brave, and cheerful. I have NEVER gotten a stink eye from them.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2010

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