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Re: Having trouble pronouncing Dinosaur genus/species names
On Fri, June 15, 2012 8:51 pm, David Orr wrote:
> 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, <email@example.com> 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
>> 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"
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