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RE: Cómo se dice ther[o]pod y synapsid e

"Are these conspiracy nuts?" is what I am thinking.  The only word Mr. Bush 
would have used in the instances he said "NOO-kyoo-luhr" would be a genitive of 
the word "nucleus," as this was the context in which it was used and is used in 
the southern States.  As an American who grew up in the southern and central 
States, I can guarantee this.

  Anyways, I was referring to your statement:

  "Much less so, because any spelling only allows one or very few 
pronunciations -- which ones, however, depends of course heavily on the 

  ... which was a response to:

  "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."

  If you were talking about German, which was the topic of your follow-up 
paragraph, it was apparent in this one.

  My "topic drift" was about variation in pronounciation, which was the point 
of my response and the topic I was referring to in your post (see above), so 
I'm not sure what I was drifting into.


Jaime A. Headden
The Bite Stuff (site v2)

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

"Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion 

> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 13:02:52 -0500
> Subject: Re: Cómo se dice ther[o]pod y synapsid en español?
> From: raptorialtalon@gmail.com
> To: david.marjanovic@gmx.at
> CC: qi_leong@hotmail.com; dinosaur@usc.edu
> "Some speculate it might come from an interpretation as "new killer"."
> All I can say is, "The hell?"
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