[Ads-l] barbet, dogo Argentino

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
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both 3 Jan 2020

American Kennel Club: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/barbet-2020-new-akc-recognized-breed/
31 Dec 2019

The American Kennel Club has just admitted to its ranks the barbet, a water dog that Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbet_(dog)) and the AKC article say is thought to be the ancestor of the poodle. 

Merriam-Webster has the bird meaning of “barbet” but not the dog. The OED dates the word to 1753. For the dog meaning, the OED says the barbet is "A little dog with long curly hair, a poodle.”  According to Wikipedia, the dog is between 30 (females) and 50 (males) pounds, which sounds larger than little to me. Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/barbet) says that the barbet is a “small-bodied breed.”

The AKC article says it’s pronounced “Bar bay” but the AKC capitalizes all breeds (c.f. https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/american-hairless-terrier/). The CNN article puts the stress on the second syllable, which is confirmed by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNeoIN3coxY (0:08) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSeb0Wu_ynk (0:22).


AKC: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/dogo-argentino-newest-recognized-breed/
31 Dec 2019

Neither the OED nor MW has “dogo Argentino”. Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Dogo_Argentino) capitalizes both words, but the Deseret and CNN articles do not.

Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dogo#Spanish) has “bulldog” as the meaning of “dogo”, “Argentino” (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/argentino#Spanish) meaning Argentine.  

Pronunciation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P5bFr3B6qs (3:11) gives DO go ar jen TI no (secondary stress on “ar”). Same on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olsslQ2udHU (0:19).

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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