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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, <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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"