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re:Paralititan pronunciation



About Brazilian pterosaurs' pronunciation:

Anhanguera - Ah-nyun-gweh-rah
Tupuxuara - Too-poo-shoo-ah-rah
Tapejara - Tah-peh-zha-rah


Joao SL
Rio de Janeiro

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jaime A. Headden <qilongia@yahoo.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Cc: <dinotracker@earthlink.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 10:57 PM
Subject: re:Paralititan pronunciation


> Ray Stanford (dinotracker@earthlink.net) wrote:
> 
> <I recently heard my fellow Texan, Dan Rather, pronounce the
> same foreign name at least three different ways during a single
> evening news broadcast! What would he do with Piatnitzkysaurus
> floresi?  :)>
> 
>   There are a great many names prevalent in dinosaur lit that
> require some skill and specific knowledge to unwind:
> 
>   Recently, the new carnotaurine *Ilokelesia* has been described
> and joins the ranks of other native names like *Megaraptor
> mamunquaihuii* (species name here), Brazilian pterosaurs like
> *Anhanguera*, *Tupuxuara*, *Tapejara*, etc. Other names, like
> *Einiosaurus*, require knowing Blackfoot pronounciation.
> *Phuwiangosaurus* is an odd name in Thai, but as any Japanese or
> Chinese linguist will tell you, it's not a simple matter to
> pronounce *Fukuiraptor* or *Tsintaosaurus*....
> 
> =====
> Jaime A. Headden
> 
>   Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhr-gen-ti-na
>   Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Pampas!!!!
> 
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