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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Random question on pronunciation?

So I was at a dog festival yesterday here in town ( a good excuse to drink in public with my dog by my side) and was asked by A TON of people what kind of dog I had (we we're the only vizsla at a 500+ festival). I didn't tell every one he was mostly vizsla, as i want to try to help keep this breed a secret, but to some I did. One person began to attempt to berate me on my pronunciation when i told him what breed he is.

I pronounce it vee-shla
He said it is vee-zla

I could care less to be honest but am now curious. How do you guys pronounce our wonderful breed Vizsla?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:32 PM
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Vee-zla

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vee-sh-la.....but i find "pointer" easier ;D

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Veeshla!!! You can find audio on Hungarian pronunciation. I did a lot of research, because I was looking at Hungarian names and I didn't want to pronounce them wrong.
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We say "vee-zla"
My mother-in-law says "vish-la"

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Vee-shla.

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Funny how I now fully understand the meaning of keeping this breed secret... such a pristine breed and they could easily be spoiled! The temperament is so unique! The rescues and animal shelters would abound with them if they were mainstream because of their high maintenance personalities... but I think to us, we wouldn't have it otherwise, we love them just for that! Sorry, getting off topic here...

Veeeeeeejjjlah!!

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Veeeeeeejjjlah!!
Yes, the "j"-ish sound is what it sounds more like. Looking at Hungarian pronunciation it says the "zs" is pronounced like the "s" in measure.
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Hungarian Pointer. Smooth coat or wire-haired.

This then is followed up by: "Yes, actually they are hunting dogs and have been for a 1,000 years. We want to keep it that way."

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I've just recently started calling them "high-energy hunting dogs". I should follow this up with a picture of the shaver Cooper recently tried to eat. Maybe less people like his previous owners would take one home and then list it on craigslist later. :

We've always said "veeshla" with more of a "j" sound. One lady said to me "oh, are those veez-ah-lahs?" I almost laughed at her. Not sure where she saw the extra vowel in the name.

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