yogourt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French yogourt, yoghourt, from Turkish; see yogurt.

Noun[edit]

yogourt (countable and uncountable, plural yogourts)

  1. Canada spelling of yogurt

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling yogourt is common on product labels in Canada because it is valid in both English and French, as products are required to be labelled in both languages. Yogurt remains by far the most common spelling in other contexts, however.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Clark (2008), Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours, version 1.1 (2009), page 17

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish yoğurt. Compare French yoghourt, yaourt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jɔ.ɡuʁ/, /jo.ɡuʁ/

Noun[edit]

yogourt m (plural yogourts)

  1. Canada spelling of yaourt

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling yogourt is common on product labels in Canada because it is valid in both English and French, as products are required to be labelled in both languages. Yaourt remains by far the most common spelling in other contexts, however.[1]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Clark (2008), Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours, version 1.1 (2009), page 17