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Re: pronunciation of saurus by a spanish speaker who also knowssome greek

Quoting Neal Romanek <nromanek@earthlink.net>:

And should Walkeri - as in Baryonyx walkeri - be spelled Valkeri, since there really is no use of the "W" in Latin, only V and U?

The distinction between V and U is post-Classical Latin, as is the distinction between I and J.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan

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