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Lakenvelder

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Robin'sBrood, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Is it pronounced with a long "a" or short "a" sound? TIA! [​IMG]
     
  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like in the italian: mama mia
     
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Is it the "ah" sound in the first syllable of "mama" or the "uh" sound in the last syllable?

    L"ah"kenvelder or L"uh"kenvelder? (Can you tell I teach phonics? [​IMG])
     
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best use the sound of the a in mia ... [​IMG]
     
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Okay, well I pronounce the "a" in the last syllable in "Mama" the same way I pronounce the "a" in "Mia"

    M "ah" m "uh" M "ee" "uh" So it's the "uh" sound in Lakenvelder? L"uh"kenvelder?

    Keep in mind, I'm from the South. [​IMG]
     
  6. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then you best use the first syllable of mama.
    I meant the way italians say it... [​IMG]
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Don't you love spelling sounds--with all the various regional & individual accents? [​IMG]
     
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Yes... especially when trying to teach my DD the short "e" sound last year and having to make myself actually say it the way it should be said. For example, around here we pronounce "pen" as "pin" and it's darn hard to undo over 40 years of pronouncing certain sounds incorrectly. [​IMG]
     

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