spelling and pronunciation

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jontowns, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. jontowns

    jontowns Out Of The Brooder

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    What is correct? cortunix or coturnix ?????

    I was told the first spelling is pronounced CORT n knee and the second

    co TOUR nix. Can someone please enlighten me? tia
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Everyone around here says Co-turn-ix
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    It's Said CO TUR NIX and spelled COTURNIX. I hear so many pepole say CORTNIX and it gets under my skin haha but its' not their fault mis-information flies around a lot with these birds [​IMG]
     
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I have also heard people say corch in inx, I have no clue how they get that pronunciation from that.
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:From hearing other people who mumble say "cortunix". LOL That would be my guess anyway. That's probably how the spelling of "Cortunix" started flying around.

    I was looking at an ebay auction and the person continually spelled it "Coturnex." [​IMG] I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy hatching eggs from a person who didn't know how to spell what they were selling. [​IMG]

    I've always spelled it Coturnix and pronounced it "co-turn-icks".

    -Kim
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    The people that cant spell right make me chuckle sometimes. There was an arabian horse on craigslist today and they spelled it aerabiyen, made me wonder if it was that or a cross.
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have to admit that's quite an interesting way to spell it. It's strange how many people do not understand the powers of Google. [​IMG]

    -Kim
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:^^^ that's my thoughts exactly. I dont know how someone can buy ANY animal from anyone if they dont know anything about them esp the part about spelling. IMO if you breed or raise an animal and are selling it, you surely should know how to take care of it let alone spell its name lol!

    Like POMPERANIANS, HAMPSTERS, PHILLYS, German Sheperds....i could go on [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenmum

    chickenmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:^^^ that's my thoughts exactly. I dont know how someone can buy ANY animal from anyone if they dont know anything about them esp the part about spelling. IMO if you breed or raise an animal and are selling it, you surely should know how to take care of it let alone spell its name lol!

    Like POMPERANIANS, HAMPSTERS, PHILLYS, German Sheperds....i could go on [​IMG]

    Hehe! Isn't it shepherds?
     

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