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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-02-2006, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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How do you say Degu?

LOL,pardon me for being stupid.
but i have been wondering for a while how exactly you pronounce the word degu. i have never heard anyone say it,and i only recently knew the existed so, i am not sure.

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Its pronounced De (as in de-licious)-Goo

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-02-2006, 12:27 PM
 
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Thats funny.... I've always said

DAY-GOO!
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Thats funny.... I've always said

DAY-GOO!
Yup me too.

I had to explain what a "de-gus" was to a lady in a pet store, she was so cute.
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Thats funny.... I've always said

DAY-GOO!
Same here and that's what the petstore people say too .




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I suppose it also depends on where you come from in the world, accent wise etc... I always spell it out to people as de - goo as i have found most people if you phonetically spell it as day-goo end up pronouncing the Y

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In our country, the animal known as the degu (pronounced day-goo) is not very well known.
from - http://www.degus.org/english/pred_.htm

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DEGU; "day-gu"
from - http://www.degu.co.uk/


I like to call mine "Goo's" LOL, or Deg-poos LOL
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Either way whether you say de-goo or day-goo it still sounds the same just with a different accent

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(excuse the phonetics)

its definitely not de- or day- joos though!!!

does everyone else always find themselves replying to when people say "what are they... i've never heard of them before"!
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does everyone else always find themselves replying to when people say "what are they... i've never heard of them before"!
Yes . I've never met anyone in real life who knew what they were when I mentioned them. Except for someone working at PetCo (it was pretty amazing, hehe).

I usually describe them as looking like brown squirrels with gerbil tails.




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I usually describe them as looking like brown squirrels with gerbil tails.
Heh, me too. "They're like...squirrelly...gerbilly things. That make chirpy noises like birds." No one ever has a clue what I'm talking about.

I say "day-goo." I call them my "goos" a lot too.
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I've always thought it was pronounced 'day-goo' as well... But I've never had one, or heard of them until I joined here, so .
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Its pronounced De (as in de-licious)-Goo
that's how i speak too!
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Yup me too.

I had to explain what a "de-gus" was to a lady in a pet store, she was so cute.
ive alwayse said day goo
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(excuse the phonetics)

its definitely not de- or day- joos though!!!

does everyone else always find themselves replying to when people say "what are they... i've never heard of them before"!
So often. Though I'm finding more 'animal' people know what they are now.
I always explain that they look like a gerbil and a chinchilla cross with orange teeth :p
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