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Default Re: Scientific Nomenclature

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Originally Posted by Chopper Greg View Post
If I knew how to pronounce more than a few of them, I just might, but here is the few I think I have figured out. ( You guys backstop me if you can )
  • Rana, is about as easy as it gets with " ranˇa " Ran-uh or Rain-uh is acceptable
  • Dendrobates, ( near as I can figure ) would probably come out as " denˇdrōˇˇtēs " [COLOR="rgb(154, 205, 50)"]Den dro bat tez[/COLOR]
  • Caudata - I'm not even totally sure about that one perhaps " cawˇdātˇaw " or " cawˇdawˇtaw " [COLOR="rgb(154, 205, 50)"]Correct- Caw Dat UH[/COLOR]
  • Hyla, probably another relatively easy one with " hiˇla "
  • Triturus, probably not to bad with " triˇturˇus "
  • Ambystoma, perhaps " amˇbyˇstoma " or " amˇbeˇstoma "
  • Trochus, might be " trōˇshˇus "
  • Pseudostomatella, " ˇˇstōˇmaˇtella "
  • Notophthalmus, to me appears to be " noˇtofˇthalˇmuˇs " [COLOR="rgb(154, 205, 50)"]This is a tricky one. In truth the "th" is pronounced "T" however "th" is generally accepted (yup, just like in Neanderthal "Nee and er Tall") yet when you throw a "ph" before it it gets messy and nearly impossible to pronounce aloud when you are missing as many teeth as I am. The "phth" sounds like "fluh" on its own and you have the "al" in there so you get "Know TAWflawl muss"[/COLOR]
That's about it for what I have puzzled out.
And there is my two cents worth...
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