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> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 10:19:50 -0600
> From: "Richard Swigart \(email@example.com\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Also, does anyone know of a good web site where a an illiterate
> person, such as me, could find out how to pronounce some of these
> Latin/Greek/English/Chinese words?
Check out the Dinosaur FAQ, question ``Are there any good
dinosaur-related web sites?'', subsection 1.2 (Dinosauria On-Line)
It says --
Its ``omnipedia'' section includes a few very helpful
resources not in the Dinosauricon, such as a dictionary of
technical terms (www.dinosauria.com/dml/diction.htm), a
pronunciation and etymology guide for dinosaur genus names
(www.dinosauria.com/dml/names/dinosi.htm) and maps of the
anceint earth (www.dinosauria.com/dml/maps.htm).
> Could someone please tell how to pronounce: Protarchaeopteryx
Following the link in the FAQ to
We find --
Protarchaeopteryx Ji Q. & Ji S. 1997 "first ancient-wing"
PROH-tahr-kee-OP-ter-iks (Gr. protos "first" + Archaeopteryx
(Gr. arkhaios "ancient" + Gr. pteryx "wing")) (f) named to
indicate a turkey-sized (3 ft. long) birdlike feathered animal
similar to Archaeopteryx, but flightless and more primitive
[... lots more ...]
Hope this helps.
A general note to whom it may concern: read the FAQ! It's your
friend! (And it makes all my work worthwhile if someone actually
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor -- <email@example.com> -- http://www.miketaylor.org.uk/
)_v__/\ "What is this talk of 'release'? Klingons do not make
software 'releases'. Our software 'escapes,' leaving a bloody
trail of designers and quality assurance people in its wake."
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- From: "Richard Swigart \(firstname.lastname@example.org\)" <email@example.com>