pronounciation of english

Lee Poulsen
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 07:17:35 PDT
John C. MacGregor wrote:
> On Jul 27, 2010, at 1:12 AM, Zonneveld, B.J.M. (Ben) wrote:
>> By the way those that insist on keeping close to the English name of a
>> person seem to forget that there are  people speaking other languages
>> after whom plants are named How do you handle these?
> You pronounce the commemorated name as closely as possible to the way 
> the bearer of the name pronounced it in his/her original 
> language--then add the latinized ending.  This approach works no 
> matter what language you are dealing with!
Okay, I think I can do a decent job of this until they name some new 
species after someone with a click in their name. I just can't seem to 
throw one of those sounds into the middle of a bunch of normal 
consonants and vowels. And some of our South African friends might just 
well do that with some future new bulb species...

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

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