Hymenocallis / Ismene

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Mon, 05 Jul 2010 09:35:43 PDT
Dell Sherk wrote:
> I think I remember that "amancaes" comes from a Peruvian place name where
> the plant grows.

I found the following comments:

"El Amancae (nombre en quechua) tambiƩn es llamado Amancaya (en aymara), 
Hamanq'ay, Janacai, Lamanckai, etc."
[The Amancae (name in Quechua) is also called Amancaya (in Aymara), 
Hamanq'ay, Janacai, Lamanckai, etc.]

Since every unaccented vowel (except for 'u' after 'q' and between 'g' 
and 'e' or 'i') is always pronounced in Spanish, it seems there is no 
need to put an accent mark over the 'e' to indicate that it should be 
pronounced separately.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10A

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