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Re: Largest Dinosaurs

David Marjanovic (david.marjanovic@gmx.at) wrote:

<<"Nombre: en mapuce Futa significa grande o gigante; Lognko es jefe o
cacique. Su traducción sería el gran jefe de los dinosaurios."
"Big Boss lizard"?>

  More like big-head or big leader lizard, according to the website.
Supposedly, the leader of the sauropods when it comes to the size arena.

<Does someone know how to pronounce the gn here? Like Spanish ñ,
transcribed because the ICZN doesn't allow diacritics? Or is it copied
from a typo for ng?>

  _ñ_ is usually transcribed as "ni" or "ny" as far as I've seen. This is
true in another name Mickey mentioned, "Muñoz" which would not be written
in "English" as "Munoz," but "Munioz." I think I've said this before....
In French, the "ny" sound is approximated as "ng," whereas in Greek this
is "gk" or the like, gamma being something of a semi-vowel.


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.

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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