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Re: Pronunciation Question



At 08:59 AM 06/09/02 -0400, Vorompatra@aol.com wrote:
For that matter, the first time I heard "cephalopod" with a hard "c" I
wondered about that, but IIRC it's from the Greek "kephalos" (cognate with
Latin "capitus"), so it probably OUGHT to be pronounced with "kephalopod" but
I've never heard that from an American. A similar thing with the
"Keratopsians" isn't it? Anyone up for "Rhinokeros"? (Gk "keras" : Lt
"cornus").

Or, for that matter, "enkephalization", "enkephalogram" etc...... One can be over-pedantic.



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