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RE: Bistahieversor sealeyi, NM tyrannosaurid

Dann Pigdon wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 31st, 2010 at 3:23 AM, Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>>   I would also like to share the feeling of disphoria Mike Taylor
>> felt when I first heard someone else pronounce "calcaneum" at SVP
>> 1999. Not at all what I expected.
> Is there a concensus on how it's pronounced? I'm torn between 'Kal-Kaneum'
> and 'Kalsa-Neum' (as
> in 'calcium'). Excuse the pseudophonetics.

I have never heard it with an "s".

> I've never been sure exactly which syllable to emphasise in 'astragalus'
> either. Is it 'Astra-Galus'
> or 'Astrag-Alus'?

I've heard both.

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