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Old 02-23-2004, 07:40 PM   #11
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aiptasia ?

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Old 02-23-2004, 08:15 PM   #12
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I can tell you how I've always said it...

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Well, it's all sorta further complicated by the fact that scientists can seldom agree on pronunciations for essential Latin and Greek phonemes... which is further complicated by the several different systems of Latin pronuniaction--e.g. academic vs. church Latin. For example: "Regina Coeli" (Queen on the Skies, or Queen of Heaven) is pronounced "Ray-ghee-na kay-lee" by academics, but "Ray-gina Chay-lee" by priests, singers etc.

So... pronouncing names like "zooplankton" can get tough... I've heard zoo-oh-plankton, but I know a lot of scientists where I work (at an Earth Science Research Facility) like to call it "zow (as in tow or throw)-o-plankton."

In other words, be ready to disgree with others on pronounciation Every time I go into my LFS I find myself pronouncing words like "plecostomus" "betta" and "anacharis" (I'm a FW guy) very differently than they do, but oh well...
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Old 06-29-2004, 09:46 PM   #14
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looking to buy 30lbs.of LR & 20lbs of LS and am in need of a quote from Zack and the guys ASAP.thnx.guys
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:31 PM   #15
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How about creating an "AquariumAdvice" library, in the vein of the calculators above. It would be a work in progress as items are added, but it would be a great repository of information. And yes, it should include how a word is pronounced.

Another advantage is that hyperlinks could be added to other sections of the library. Such as linking different species that have the same common name or multiple common names for a single species.

I hope I am not asking for too much...
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Old 09-21-2004, 03:01 PM   #16
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Latin is a dead language. That's why it is used for scientific nomenclature. In fact, I have heard MANY Ph.D.'s (biologists and mariculturists) use two different pronunciations of the EXACT same genus and species in the same sentence. I personally don't think anyone REALLY knows how to pronounce the Latin names. FWIW at this point, I'll say that as long as you have the idea right and can get your point across effectively, there really isn't any right and wrong way to pronounce a genus and species.
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Old 02-24-2005, 03:10 PM   #17
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So it's been a while since anyone posted in here... since September 8O

This still sticky worthy? lol
Hmmm... how do you pronounce percula?
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:51 PM   #18
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How about Tridacna,Crocea and Astraea ?
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:13 AM   #20
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Tri - dack - na
Cro - say - a
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