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RE: Pronunciation Database



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]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
>       http://www.dinosauria.com/
> which includes Ben Creisler's pronunciation guide at
>       http://www.dinosauria.com/dml/names/instruct.htm
> 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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