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How do you pronounce....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Australorp?

    Do you say:

    Aus-tra-LOP

    Or

    Aus-tra-LORP?

    Just curious...I've heard it both ways....
     
  2. greathorse

    greathorse Songster

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    There is an R in there use it.
     
  3. Amyable

    Amyable Songster 9 Years

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    Quote:That.
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I say it with the R. [​IMG]
     
  5. That's what I've always thought...I say, AUSTRA-LORP, but my MIL says, AUSTRA-LOP. I was talking to someone on the phone tonight and he says it that way, too! [​IMG]
     
  6. Good to know! [​IMG]
     
  7. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    It's kind of like the same argument over how to pronounce d'Uccle. My neighbors across the street pronounce it dee-uckle. I thought to myself when I first heard the breed name spoken by them that they had to be mispronouncing it since it's a French breed, and the French language tends to leave off the last syllable, and it's spoken beautifully. I mean what other language can make the word toilet sound pretty? Lol! But from what I have recently heard, it's pronounced more like doo clay, and that sounds closer to how I would imagine it being said, so that's how we pronounce it. As for Australorp, I have to agree with those that say: There's an R in there, use it. It is definitely LORP.
     
  8. Quote:Belgian, I think? And yes, I've heard it as doo-clay.
     
  9. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    I use the R.
     
  10. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    Quote:Belgian, I think? And yes, I've heard it as doo-clay.

    Close enough, they speak French there too, I'm pretty sure. Otherswise Jean Claude Van Damme is a LIE!!! Lol, oh man am I overtired... [​IMG]
     

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