Phonetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by canesisters, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I’m still gathering all the info I can before I take the plunge and actually bring home some chicks, and I’ve been wondering about some of the chicken breeds. Or rather, the names of some of the breeds. Would anyone be willing to tell me how to pronounce some of the trickier ones?
    Like: Wyandottes – is it Why-an-dot-ees?
    And : Kraienkoppe – is it Crane-copy?
    And : Orpington – is the ‘p’ a ‘p’ or a ‘f’
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    What’s your breed? And how do you pronounce it?
     
  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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    I say why-an-dot
    Orpington is always said with a P (not ph)
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I always say
    Why-an-dot
    Cryn-(like cry with an n)kop
    Orpington with a p
     
  4. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:# 1 Y/an/dot

    # 2 Cry/un/cop IDK?

    # 3 Or/ping/tun

    Jeff
     
  5. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in agreement with others who have posted here about the phonetics for "Wyandotte" and "Orpington." However, though I am a Kraienkoppe fancier, I still don't quite know how to pronounce it [​IMG] It's a German name, as I recall, so if you know anything about German, you might be able to pronounce it. From my very limited knowledge of German, I would suggest kry'-ane-cope, with a rough kr. But in reality, IDK. [​IMG]
     
  6. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with everyone else on wyandottes and orpingtons.

    Why-an-dot is how I pronounce wyandotte, and I pronounce orpington with a 'p' sound.

    I'm not sure on Kraienkoppe, but my instinct is to pronounce it kry-in-kop. German, however, isn't a language with which I'm all that familiar.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Kraienkoppe pronunciation sounded like "Cry-in-Cope-ay

    Chris
     
  8. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hear your pain! I spend hours trying to find the correct pronunciation of "Marans". Apparently it's mar-un, with equal emphasis on both syllables and a silent S.

    To me, Wyandotte is why-an-dot, Orpington is orp-ing-tun, and Kraienkoppe would be cry-en-kop or cry-en-kop-pah, with very little emphasis on the last syllable. I've seen many many people misspell Orpington, with an H after the orp.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Not if you are giving it a German pronunciation. kry'-en-cop-pe (long I, short e, short o, schwa)
     

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