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Having trouble pronouncing Dinosaur genus/species names
I've always felt that since dinosaurs found in other countries seem to
be using its language and use of tribal speak as sources of names
[latinized in some cases] it is time we in the countries of North
America [north of the Rio Grande] begin using native american words for
new dinosaur names.
Some examples: East coast [Mohican, Powhatan, Algonquin], Mid-west
[Siouan language group], Mountain state [Dakota and Sioux languages],
Southwestern states [Navajo, Zuni, Apache], West coast & Pacific
northwest, Alaska, northern Canada [Inuktitut]
Each language has a wonderful, rich culture, religion, and mythology a
great source of very difficult names to pronounce but very much North
If I every find a mid-Cretaceous brachiosaurid on the Appalachian side
of the Dakota Formation I'm sure to give it the name "Nishnabotnasaurus"