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Re: pronunciation of Camarasaurus
David Marjanovic writes:
>> Honestly, I think the idea of "correct" pronunciation
>> is kind of bogus
> I agree. Ultimately, the pronunciations of Classical Latin and Classical
> Greek can only be reconstructed to a certain degree, or maybe we'd actually
> want Latin as pronounced by Linnaeus, and most names are mixtures of 2
> languages anyway... Despite authoritative statements to the contrary,
> scientific names are more meant to be written than to be pronounced.
Ye-es. But it sure is useful if we all say it the same. I remember
sitting listening to a talk by Andreas Christian at the SVPCA in
Leicester, wondering what this Oy-o-lophus thing was that he was
talking about ... then realising fifteen minutes into his talk that he
was saying _Euhelopus_.
So hats off to Jerry, for providing a pronunciation guide in the paper
describing _Suuwassea_. I wish everyone would do the same.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <email@example.com> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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