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Re: pronunciation question
The best guide for modern names is probably TV
interviews with the authors. I was surprised at the
pronunciation of Deinonychus, but I now try to
pronounce it as the author intended.
Maybe we should try to persuade the networks that such
interviews would be a public service essential to
furthering our science.
--- Tim Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As to the pronunciation of dinosaur names, there is
> no hard-and-fast rule on
> this - unless the author(s) specifically
> prescribe(s) a pronunciation for
> the new dinosaur name. Alas, this doesn't happen
> too often, so we're left
> to wonder how the original author(s) intended their
> names to be pronounced.