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Re: Bistahieversor sealeyi, NM tyrannosaurid
I grew up not knowing a single other person interested in dinosaurs or
anatomy. It was not until I was in my 20's that I actually uttered
all of those greek/latin derived names aloud in the presence of of my
very first paleontologist. The Paleontologist was very polite as I
butchered a great many words and then he repeated them correctly in
sentences much later, which I thought was a great tactic. It made me
feel less stupid. I have been in conversations with less tactical
scientists and been corrected instantly on pronounciation- which did
indeed make me feel stupid. I would not recommend doing that kind of
thing if you ever find yourself talking to amateurs!
On Jan 31, 2010, at 7:33 PM, Tim Williams wrote:
Dann Pigdon <email@example.com> wrote:
Does the 'ae' make the exception, or is the German word
'kaiser' closer to the original pronounciation?
Yes, the German 'kaiser' is closer to the original (Latin)
pronunciation. The term became a title of the German emperor by way
of the Holy Roman Empire, which in turn saw itself as successor to
the Roman Empire of antiquity.
(scroll down to the end for the relevant bit)