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Re: Phylogeny of Maniraptora

Quoting "James R. Cunningham" <jrccea@bellsouth.net>:

> I don't know what the origin of the word 'phugoid' is.  It is usually
> used to refer to the slower of the two types of pitch oscillation in
> aircraft.

<phug-> would be the normal transcription for a root spelled phi-omicron-
upsilon-gamma, but I can't find one in my Greek dictionary.

It may be connected with the root phi-upsilon-gamma 'flight, escape', though 
this would normally be transcribed <phyg->.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan