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Re: Galtonia gibbidens



Quoting Tommy Bradley <htomsirveaux@mybluelight.com>:

> Specifically the
> pronunication, translation and explanation of the species name gibbidens?

gibbidens <- Lat. gibb- 'hunch, hump' + de^ns 'tooth'
'hump-toothed'

I'd say "GIB-ih-denz", with a hard *g*, but I'm sure there are others who 
use "JIB-".

The original Latin pronunciation is really hard to try to approximate with 
English spelling conventions, but would be something like "GIB-bih-deynss".

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan