How to pronounce Leghorn

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wjallen05, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Songster

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    Two different people at Ideal pronounced Leghorn "Leg-ern" is this a crazy southern accent or is that really how it is pronounced? I always just figured it was Leg-horn.
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  2. purr

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    Apr 30, 2008
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    well I'm in Ma and here we say Leghawn cause that r is there just to look pretty ya know

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  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I'm in Nebraska, but from Western NY, and I say leggern.
     
  4. playingchicken

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  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Legern is the correct pronunciation but Warner brothers has made it sound funny to most because there use to hearing them miss pronounce Foghorn Leghorns name.
     
  6. grandads

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    Don't know the correct pronunciation, but they sure do lay well!
     
  7. wjallen05

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    Ok thanks everyone! It sounds so funny to me to say "Leggern" [​IMG]
     
  8. Quote:It makes more sense when you know that the breed originated near an area called Ligurno in Italy. The spelling "Leghorn" comes to us via the English. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jarhead

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    Don't know the correct pronunciation, but they sure do lay well!

    They do at that 6 or 7 eggs a week without fail!

    By the way - Hmm Hmm Hmm Hmm hmm hmmm hm , do-dah do-dah! - I say-a I say-a Leggern, my wife says leghorn, but I think she might be a chicken hawk! [​IMG]
     
  10. sandyj

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    If its pronounced "legern" why is it not spelled that way? That's weird!!!
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