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Re: ?Pronunciation?

On Thu, 8 Feb 1996, Jeff Poling wrote:

> At 02:23 PM 2/8/96 -0500, Sharon A. Calpin (717) 621-3118 wrote:
> >If archaeopteryx is ar-kee-op'-ter-icks, 
> >is gobipteryx go-bip'-ter-icks. Sounds weird.
> >I want to say go-bee-tare'-icks, but that would mean ar-kay-o-tare'-icks.
> >To be or not to be...a silent 'p'???
>    This has been discussed on the list before and the consensus seems to be
> are-kay-awp-ter-ix.  I use are-kay-oh-tare-ix just to be contrary....

I like [ark-high-OHP-te-ru"ks] (u" = German umlaut u), myself, but I 
don't think I'm going to convince many people...

Then again, maybe it's [ark-high-oh-PTE-ru"ks].  I just gotta find me a 
good Greek dictionary...

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447

"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S Truman