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RE: Seitaad: A New Sauropodomorph from the Navajo Sandstone



Quoting Jaime Headden <qi_leong@hotmail.com>:

No offense to the authors, but this is another case of where a preferred pronounciation would have been beneficial:

"Seitaad gen. nov
Etymology.
SÃÃtâÃÃd (DinÃ/Navajo), a mythological sand âmonsterâ of Dinà folklore that buried its victims in dunes."

It would sound a lot like "say Todd", but the "t" would have a sort of popping quality to it (technically, it's what's called an ejective stop) and the whole thing would be pronounced with a high pitch to the voice.

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Nicholas J. Pharris