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RE: Paralititan pronunciation
Paralotitan sounds greater and more plausible (or more familiar?) than
paralititan, at least to me, and I suppose, to the people who speak a
latin/greek (Portuguese is more latin than greek) language.
Using the word paralotitan is etymology is clearer...IMHO.
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Josh Smith Sent: Terça-feira, 5 de Junho de 2001 0:05
> The question of how the name would have been pronounced in Classical
> Greek is
> sticky. For starters, it's not quite exactly a Greek compound. The
> connector vowel for Greek compounds is -o-, not -i- as in Latin;
> paral-O-titan (sorry, Josh).
No biggy, but interesting as the people I checked with said it was i.
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