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Old 12-22-2008, 02:29 PM   #161
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:42 AM   #162
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or, better yet...

Cryptocentrus leptocephalus crypt-o-sent-russ leapt-o-kepha-lus


I disagree with this one. I believe it is leapt-o-cef-a-lus. Like cephalic as in head region.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:33 PM   #163
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ok heres a hard one riccia looked it up on wiki and couldn't find one like to go buy some but i don't want to sound like an idiot when i go into the store
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:31 PM   #164
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Riccia? Oh you got me on that one. Never heard of that at all...
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:56 AM   #165
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Pygocentrus nattereri = Pie Go Sent rus Knot ter er ree?
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:11 PM   #166
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I believe, in the original tongue, that the former is correct, but the latter is most commonly used in North America.

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Old 01-07-2010, 10:25 PM   #167
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Old thread... thought id give my two cents here... tried reading through, but gave up after page 10... sorry if there are any duplicates...

Mbuna - um boo nuh
Acei - A See EYE
Kenyi- Ken Yie
Labidachromis- Luh Bid A Chrome isss
Psuedotropheus- Sue dough tro fee us
Brichardi- Bri Shar Die
Tanganyika- Tan jan yee kah

For the most part, most african cichlids (sick lids) that end in an "i" end with the pronunciation of "eye"... I just recently learned that tanganyika is not tan gan yee kah, but the "g" is pronounced as a "j"... interesting stuff
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:31 PM   #168
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oh, dear

i am australian living in the south here (GA). the NAMES i have come across!!
even mine.. sarah... Say Ruh... i mean really?

as far as it goes (which is no help at all really) if i get lost, i say "ooh, that one!" lol

i WAS using SICH lid, now i will go with sick lid. Thanks you guys

but i did hear a guy asking for an "ayl BAH no COH ree" when he wanted an albino cory. hmm. but then a lot sounds funny to me around here
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I've read about 12 pages and didn't see this one:

Archocentrus sajica (T-bar cichlid)
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[QUOTE=coolchinchilla;462661]You're right. Bet-uh does sound a bit more yankee than bay-ta. LOL Regardless, for many of us the way this is prounounced is almost a preference rather than a pursuit of phonetical correctness (pc!). LOL! ( Though I do think there is a "correct" way to say things even across accents! -- --- linguistics major here ). Maybe we've kind of beaten ("BEE-ten") this to death about betta fish?

For us interested folks and for the sake of fun , AshlyNicole, there is a way to test if your "bayta" is a genuine difference in dialect or if it isn't. (well, sort of test... it's like the difference between a poor dip test and a master test kit "chemistry" style test -- so not to be taken as extremely accurate :P ) Anyway, are there other words where you say it with a long "a" (as in "say") rather than a short "e" (as in "head")? If so, then you are correct.

For you...
Is weather = wethr or wayther?
Is bed = bed or is it bay-ed?
Is better = bedr or betr or baydr?
Is fester = festr or faystr?
Is guest = gest or gayst?
Is pecker = pekr or paykr? (as in wood pecker)

I always said "bay-ta" myself because the fish was always labeled "beta" (as in the 2nd letter of the greek alphabet). In my dialect (midwest accent) though "betta" and "beta" have different pronouniations (short "e" vs. long "a"). So I learned it wrong and I'm trying to get myself changed over.

HTH.
coolchinchilla /QUOTE]

I'm heavily influenced by my Japanese major to use Japanese pronunciations on everything, so lets just pretend we're exotic when we say bay-ta. (The extra t is just a gloital stop. bayt-ta)
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