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Re: Laelaps help

Quoting David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>:

etc.  For "aetosaur," I often hear "ah-EE-toh-sawr" or "ay-EE-toh-sawr," but
I've always contended it's just "EE-toh-sawr."

But the ë goes back all the way to the original Greek.

...by which David means that this ae sequence is not a diphthong originally, but two separate syllables: a.e.to.sau.rus.

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