Pronounciation Help "Cochin"

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Engteacher, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    Please save me from making a fool of myself. How does one pronounce this breed of chicken? Cochin. Is the emphasis on the first or last syllable? Is it -in or - een? Help!
     
  2. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's pronounced Ko(long o) chin(short i). Hope that helps. [​IMG]
     
  3. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    So, it sounds just like this - Boy, I sure don't like coachin' the little league team.

    Cochin = coachin'
     
  4. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Correct.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:What she said.
     
  6. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    Got it. Thanks!
     
  7. Goose and Fig

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    I've always said coe-shin, with emphasis on the first syllable. [​IMG]
     
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:You've asked me a question about something that I was NEVER able to do, where to put the accent mark after the correct syllables. It never made any sense to me when I was a kid, and it didn't get any better when I was teaching. I can spell almost any word, but describing the word based on "emphasis on the first or last syllable"... Beats me, but I can pronounce it for you.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  9. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was just looking at a map of India the other day and noticed a city called Kochin. Is that where this breed is from? I always thought it sounded Chinese, but just realized that "Asiatic" breed could come from India, too. Yes?
     
  10. beakkeeper

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    Quote:Could be... that would be interesting:)
     

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