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Re: Huehuecanauhtlus tiquichensis, new Santonian hadrosauroid

Mike Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:

> Everyone adapts names into their languages own phonemic system, from
> the Spanish speakers who say "Estegosaurus" to the English speakers
> who say "Terannadaan"

*American* English speakers say "Terannadaan".  I would say
"Terannedon".  As someone who lives in a "I say tom-ah-to, she says
tom-ai-do" household, I'm painfully aware that pronunciations can
differ radically *within* the English language.  :-)

> Almost everyone "mispronounces" almost everything.

Exactly.  Even names based on ancient Latin and Greek are far removed
from how they were originally pronounced.  Many years ago, I was
surprised to learn that "Julius Caesar" was originally pronounced
something like "Yoo-lee-us Kie-sar".