Latin versus english pronounciation
Wed, 13 Jul 2005 22:05:02 PDT
 If we have to take notice of how the original names were spoken, I would
> be amused to know if there are any plants named after English persons
> called either Cholmondley or Featherstonehough. In the UK the former is
> pronounced Chumly and the second Fanshawe. :-)

Not that I've come acros, but there is Colquhounia (the Scots surname
Colquhoun is pronounced Cahoon) and (Primula) cockburniana (Cockburn being
pronounced Coburn).

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP


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