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RE: Pronunciation Database
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> Mike Taylor
> > I find myself constantly butchering various dinosaur names on almost
> > a daily basis. Does anyone know of an online database that provides
> > the pronunciation of the name as well as the facts?
> The best I've seen on this count is Jeff Poling's _Dinosauria On-Line_
> web-site at
> which includes Ben Creisler's pronunciation guide at
> Two caveats, though: one is that this work is now nine years old, so
> many more recent names are not included. The other is that in many
> cases there seems to no consensus over which pronunciation is correct:
> for example, I have heard _Deinonychus_ pronounced as both
> Die-no-NIKE-us and Di-NON-i-chus.
Just to let folks know, John Ostrom always pronounced it the latter way.
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