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Re: Cómo se dice ther[o]pod y synapsid en español?
I do have to wonder if speakers of other languages have arguments
about the correct (i.e. etymological) pronunciation of Latinate terms
as we English-speakers do.
Much less so, because any spelling only allows one or very few
pronunciations -- which ones, however, depends of course heavily on the
In German, for instance, almost all you can get is uncertainty over
which syllable to stress*, and that has much less of an influence on the
pronunciation than in English**; in French, there's a bit of uncertainty
over what to do with some cases of _gn_, some of _ch_, and final _es_,
but that basically is it.
* Apart from those very few people who don't do the "soft C" thing
(which is [ts] in German). Nobody does any kind of "soft G", because
German lacks all the sounds it could be.
** In English, whether *Deinonychus* is stressed on the 2nd or the 3rd
syllable changes the vowels of both of these syllables; not so in German.
While I am at it, Spanish and written French are similar, but the sound
systems are extremely different, each containing plenty of sounds and
rules that the other lacks.