> From: Stephen.Pushak at hcsd_hac.com
> New subject: pronunciation of plant names
> Listening to George on tape made me realize how much differently I pronounce
> some words like Hygrophila (maybe it's George who's different ;-) I say it:
> HIGH - grow - fill - ah and George says it high - GRAW - fill - ah. Anybody
> besides George and me know the correct pronunciation. Maybe it's because I'm
> a Canadian, eh? ;-)
I used to pronounce it like a disease ("Hi-grow-FEEL-e-ya"), before
noting there is no extra i. George fluffs a few himself, as I seem to
remember from his video.
So a couple months ago someone suggested making a bunch of sound files
for the Krib/FAQ with pronounciations of every fish in existence. I
laughably said "Sure, go ahead and make it. I'll archive it." However,
it's possible we could do this for plants, assuming there really IS a
Some day I'm going to write an article for the local society, titled
"There is no L in tubifex" that explains some of these. Or maybe a
"pronounciation of the day" on rec.aquaria?
Erik D. Olson At home.
olson at phys_washington.edu