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    kind of like comparing english to german[/QUOTE]
    Ever studied german, Kate? They aren't written at all alike. German has three genders, the grammer is all different...about the only similarities there are is vocabulary. What a bear to study! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    Not like english is any easier with all of our REDICULOUS spelling rules....and how come "phonetic" isn't spelled the way it sounds?
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    Here's a website called "10 Minue Latin Lessons" that might be of help.

    http://www.flytrap.demon.co.uk/latin/lesson4.htm

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    I have heard the p is silent in pssitacina as is (sit-a-sina) and that leucophylla is correctly pronouced as (lew-ko-fill-a); I still pronouce it as (lew-ko-FI-la).

    I took three years of Latin in highschool and I was taught that a G is always pronounced as a hard G as in "great." Most people I know pronounce genlisea with a soft g as in (jen-lis-e-a). I'm not sure if the Latin pronounciation of genlisea is the accepted one or not.

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    Unfortunately I have studied German.... a trauma I am trying very hard to forget... and yes, you make a point... The similarity ends at spelling (something that still frightens me when you take into account the pronunciation of the similar words)... I think it illustrated the point decently well though.
    I typo, therefore I edit.

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    Goldtrap, I'm so sorry people are ignoring you! LOL! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] Anyhowees, sphagnum is pronounced just how it looks. SFAG-num.
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    Latin is still a spoken, but is rarely used. Seminary students must still learn the language for proper translation. I know some, but three of my husband's family members are well versed (church workers). I am lerning more for the law aspect.
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