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Re: Huaxiagnathus orientalis

Waylon Rowley (cryptovolans@yahoo.com) wrote:
<or "hwah-zah-nay-thus", as my chinese stepmother said upon seeing the
word. the "zah" sounds almost french, like the J in the name "jacques".
Maybe it's payback for american names like "Rioarribasaurus". now, back to
making my flied lice and glavy.... >

  Drat, I spelled the nomen nudum, not the published, described name. Oh
well. The "g" is not silent in this matter, and shifts to the end of the
preceeding syllable when pronounced; it should thus be either
"hwah-shahg-" [second syllable with a short 'a'] or "hwah-zhahg-NAH-thous"
[ou being a cross between 'oh' and 'ah,' as in Latin and Greek]. I use
"sh" for 'x' based on one form of transliteration of the relative


Jaime A. Headden

  Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making leaps 
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We should all 
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.

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