1. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod (AL mod)

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    Hello

    You don't want to know why :p but I have another very existential question.
    In French the hen goes "cot cot (cot codet)" (while the rooster goes "cocorico").
    (Je saisis l'occasion qui m'est donnée pour donner ce lien dans les ressources)
    What do English-speaking hens say? :D

    Thank you :)
     
  2. FAC13

    FAC13 Senior Member

    English, UK
    They mostly cluck! Cockerels go "cock-a-doodle-do"
     
  3. Gordo Senior Member

    Kent, England
    Scotland, English
    Hens cluck and roosters go cockadoodledoo!

    Interestingly there's recently (last week) been a series of letters on the subject in 'The Times' of how the calls of hens and roosters are written in different languages.
     
  4. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod (AL mod)

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    That was the fastest answer I've got :eek:
    Let's imagine I want to draw a cartoon & there are hens & that I want to write a bubble with what they "say". I can't really write "cluck cluck", can I?
    Or let's imagine I want to imitate a hen. Should I say "cluck cluck"?

    Or to put it another way:
    Roosters crow & they go "cock-a-doodle-do".
    Hens cluck & go ____ ? Nothing? :( Mais pourquoi tant d'injustice ?! Pourquoi ??!! :D
     
  5. Gordo Senior Member

    Kent, England
    Scotland, English
  6. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod (AL mod)

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    Oh yes, thank you! Looks like very interesting literature :D
    Actually I haven't found it in the Cambridge Dictionary & others but I have found it in this one :)
     

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