how to say welsummer

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Jennings Gamefowl, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. jsut wondering is it pronouce well-summer or what???
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    That's how I pronounce it.
  3. chickorama

    chickorama Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    accent on the well. WELLsommer.
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    WELL-summer or WELL-sommer sounds good to me!
  5. Yup, thats it!
  6. only one lay

    only one lay Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
    litchfield mi
    it sounds the same either way when i hear it in my head-lol
  7. BaronRenfrew

    BaronRenfrew Songster

    Ahh das ist eine Deutsche name (it's a German name). My cousin raises them in the Munsterland, w (pronounced as a v) so phonetically it would vell-tsummer. (the s would be pronounced ts)

    You saw Volkswagen they say folksvaagon, my last name Weiss is pronounced Vice.
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Wow thats so neat to hear foreign language say Velltsummer!
  9. Piet

    Piet Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    Calgary, AB Canada
    I am sorry, but that welsumer are being bred in germany does not mean that the town of welsum where they were cretaed lays in germany. They are dutch decent! The bantam variety was further made in germany. Now the name is correctly pronounced her as a well summer. In holland they elimintaed one m and just spel them welsumer, but the pronouncing is the same as you would in english. No wienersnitzel.. But welsummer!
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  10. Dr Bjorn Netland

    Dr Bjorn Netland Songster

    Jan 4, 2009
    Oh well...In fact, the name of the breed comes from its city of origin: Welsum. In German and Dutch (and some other European languages), the breed is referred to as 'Welsumer' -- mostly pronounced 'VELL-summah' (depending on language and dialects). The English name is Welsummer, with -mm-. We pronounce it pretty well in keeping with most practices in adopting words referring to foreign origins. For the sake of comparison, we say 'burLIN' and 'PAIR-is' and do not follow the pronunciation of the country where these cities are located. Such adjustments are common practice in most languages. If we had chosen to spell the breed with only -m- there would be much more confusion about the pronunciation ('WELZ-yuhmer' or 'WEL-suhmer'), both of which would be unfortunate. In some German dialects, the pronunciation of the breed is 'VElzumah' so it all depends on the where and the who. Just sayin'

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