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R: Ouranosaurus (but we saw a spinosaur?)

I think you're referring to the "u" which was actually written as  a "v",
but was still a "u" ; "v" and "u" ,albeit being written the same way, were
pronounced differently. This way of writing the letter u is still found in
official documents ,at least here in Italy.


Filippo Calzolari

you wrote:

>     As an aside, remember that, althoguh Latin does not have a "w," v was
> pronounced as a "w," leaving the "correct" (see BC's discussion at
> dinosauria.com) pronunciation of Varanus "wah-rah-nuhs." Cool, no?
>     Wagner