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Re: Saying it (more or less) correctly
For another point of view and a discussion of Classical
vs. English Traditional Latin, see "Botanical Latin" at
which quotes Wm. T.Stearn:
"Botanical Latin is essentially a written language, but
the scientific names of plants often occur in speech.
How they are pronounced really matters little
provided they sound pleasant and are understood by
That said, I think that at any International meeting, all
but some Anglophones would be using a basically Classical
pronunciation of Latin names.