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Pronouncing scientific names

Dwight mentioned the difficulty with proper pronunciation of scientific
names. I don't think that anyone need worry HOW they pronounce them, just
sound them out, syllable by syllable. Remember that scientific names are
"latinized", NOT strictly Latin words and the language was never meant to be
spoken. It is a means of written communication, so there really isn't any
"right" way or "wrong" way to pronounce them. Don't sweat the details. Give
_anyone_ who dares correct your pronunciation of a scientific name a dirty

James Purchase