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Re: "Beyond T-Rex"
At 08:53 AM 2/3/98 -0500, Steve Tomporowski wrote:
>Now I admit that I never tried to pronounce them, but
>instead of Giganotosaurus sounding like "gigantic", they pronounced it like
>it was the Irish dancing dinosaur
Rodolfo Coria, who co-named the beast with Leonardo Salgado, prefers the
pronounciation used: Ji-ga-No-to-Saur-us. In any case, the "n" HAS to go
with the "o", rather than at the end of a "gan" syllable. Otherwise, the
middle word element of the name, "noto-" (for "southern") would be lost.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
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University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
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