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New_image 02-10-2011 06:19 PM

Camera happy again... Bay Akhal-Teke & Golden palomino
Our beautiful 24 year old AQHA mare, Molly -

And our handsome reg. Akhal-Teke gelding, Amaretto -

ShutUpJoe 02-10-2011 06:28 PM

Stunning pictures!

equiniphile 02-10-2011 06:33 PM

Wow, the Akhal Teke has lovely movement, and Molly is very pretty.

Arksly 02-10-2011 07:00 PM

I love Akhal-Tekes! I just have one question though. How do you say it?

New_image 02-10-2011 08:37 PM

Thank-you :)

I've only heard very few people pronounce Akhal-Teke and they've said "Ah-kahl Tea-Key" but after finding a video regarding my boy's breeder and his sire Mamuk, CNN pronounces them Ahkal Take-a. So I've been going with that!

tinyliny 02-10-2011 08:55 PM

I have heard, "ah kul te kay"

MacabreMikolaj 02-10-2011 09:33 PM

Interestingly, in the video they spell it "Akhal teka" like they're saying it - I wonder if they simply say/spell it differently in Russia, or if they're spelling it phonetically?

I know a couple who endurance race on their Akhal Teke's and they pronounce it like "teak" with no emphasis on the E at the end. Wikipedia lists it as being sounded like "teak" or "teh-key". I've never heard it pronounced with the A sound before.

Beautiful photos anyway!

Arksly 02-10-2011 09:48 PM

I always have read it as Ak-ey Teak. I'm not sure why though...

Shiny 02-11-2011 01:11 PM

Loved the pictures .

Olgait 02-15-2011 01:11 PM

Tito's horses one of my models in Russia) And I was there not one time (at that farm in the video) Glad to see it here :)

The right spelling of breed - akhal-teke (with accent to last letter)

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