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pronounce: coyote(11 posts)

pronounce: coyotemohair_chair
Nov 8, 2002 3:51 PM
"Coyote." How'd I do? (nm)czardonic
Nov 8, 2002 4:00 PM
Gringo or Espanol?mickey-mac
Nov 8, 2002 4:34 PM
Like most gringos, I typically say kai-o-tee. However, as a Spanish minor, I know that I'm mispronouncing it. I should be saying koy-o-te, with the final vowel sound being a flat "e" sound (like the e in pen) and not an "ay" sound (like play). When I see coyotes on rides, I yell at them using the proper Spanish pronunciation (Go away koy-o-te). When I tell me wife I saw one on my ride, I tell her I saw a kai-o-tee. Did I pass?
Hmmm... learn something new everydayKristin
Nov 8, 2002 5:30 PM
But I either pronounce coyote as "mut," or, "freakin mogrel" -- depending on how close it was to my grill. I almost hit three last night. Before I moved here, I never would have imagined coyote's in Chicago, but one got trapped in a downtown parking garage last year. In upstate New York we have what are called Coy dogs--same as coyote's basically. Since I've always pronounced coyote's, ki-o-tee, I never made the connection between a koy-o-te and a koy dog. Hmmm.
Hmmm, how about Native Americansn69
Nov 8, 2002 7:00 PM

When I see them/him on rides--well, at least when I still lived in California--I would squirt water on the ground as an offering so that Old Man Coyote wouldn't pursue mischief against my ride and make me flat or bust a chain.
Hmmm, how about Native Americanmickey-mac
Nov 8, 2002 7:36 PM
I haven't tried that one yet. I've always had a pretty friendly relationship with coyotes and, in fact, have been followed in a friendly, puppy kind of way by two or three of them. Despite the fact that they can be pretty scraggly looking animals, I've always considered them to be noble voyagers. Besides anything that likes to eat cats can't be all bad. ;-)
They are said to harbour the soulsn69
Nov 9, 2002 5:37 AM
and spirit of a micheivious old man, who, if left to his own devices, ruins crops, steals babies from their cribes, seduces and impregnates young girls (whoo-hoo!), and scares away your horses while you sleep.

In essence, he's North America's answer to Pan or the Djin.

Frankly, howwever, I think he's one helluva survivor. The sucker thrives in damn near every ecosystem on earth, and some of the biggest, fatest ones I've seen were in the Anza Borrego desert of California.

I dig the "noble voyager" quote. Next time, squirt a bit of water on the ground in honor of the Old Man...or better yet, get him a nice cat to eat. Cat...the other white meat.
Gringo or Espanol?Matno
Nov 18, 2002 1:59 AM
Not sure where you got your minor, but no Spanish speaker I've ever spoken to (myself included) put's an "e like the e in pen" on the end of a word. They all pronounce it more like an "ay" sound (think "Me llamo Mickey"), which was the way I was taught to pronounce it as a child. Of course, it's not a perfect correlation with the English either way...
yippie ki-yayStarliner
Nov 8, 2002 5:44 PM
Had one bound across the highway 50 yds in front of me this Wednesday past. Ky-yo'-tee (usually) but occasionally ky-yote' (long o and silent e).
I once saw a coyote in downtown Denver.Sintesi
Nov 11, 2002 7:05 AM
i think they're one of the few animals that human encroachment, habitat destruction and hunting has not phased. They are so clever and adaptable it's nothing short of amazing.
kai oh tee also heard koi oh tee (nm)ColnagoFE
Nov 11, 2002 8:06 AM