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Old 12-16-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Pronunciation of scientific names

This is one of those areas where pronunciation is all over the board. As long as we can understand each other, it doesn't seem to matter how we pronounce a scientific name.

For those interested in pronouncing scientific names properly, Taunton Fine Gardening created a pronunciation guide for plants-
http://www.taunton.com/finegardening/pguide/pronunciation-guide-to-botanical-latin.aspx
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Keep in mind that pronunciation of words in any language is not always a hard-and-fast matter. As the popular song goes: "You say to-may-to, I say to-mah-to..." So enjoy broadening your Latin vocabulary and remember, if you can't remember the preferred pronunciation of a plant name, just say a chosen interpretation with conviction.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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Good point, because there are so few original speakers of the language to correct you.......
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