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Re: Having trouble pronouncing Dinosaur genus/species names

What about Seitaad, Bistahieversor, Tatankacephalus... and I'm sure
more I'm not thinking of off the top of my head.



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On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 5:28 PM, <john-schneiderman@cox.net> wrote:
> 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 American
> 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"