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Re: Pterodactylus kochi

Quoting Dinosaur George <dinoworld@msn.com>:

Can anyone give me the proper pronunciation of the word "kochi"? I have heard it pronounced two different ways.

I assume the last name "Koch" should be pronounced as in German (ch = voiceless velar fricative as at the end of "Bach" or "loch"). The ending -i can be pronounced according to its Latin value (IPA [i]/"ee" as in "bee") or like English "eye", according to your preference.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan

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