I pronounce Drosera capensis:
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Heh...Don't you also love the neps names that end with two I's? Like Lowii (mentioned already). I go with the hawaiin pronunciation on these (like Hawaii is Ha-wah-ee with a hiccup between the wah and ee) so Lowii would be Low-ee-ee.
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How about alata & flava?
I thought Lowii would be Low - ee - eye.
Adnedarne and PAK have a playful dispute about burmanii. It's har do know how to deal with long and short vowells when you don't have anybody to talk to, orally. Although that has been changing recently...
I also pronounce all of mine the way they do in Hawaiian. I know its probably wrong seems how its latin not hawaiian, but it sounds pretty and makes more sense to me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
but I'm so glad I'm not the only one who doesn't know how to pronounce these names. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
i pronounce double i's like a long E
like lowii woulf be Lau-E for me.
Hahaha, this is too good!
For the double ii I hedge my bets and use both! So, Low-EE-eye. Sanderson-ee-eye, etc - at least half the time. Other times I just cop out and use the long EE sound, as in Hawaii
I say Bye-squamata: the bi prefix means "two", and so this would seem an essential part of the name, a combination of "Bi" (two) and squamose "Short and squat". Pronouncing the -bis in this case detracts from the communication present in the name itself.
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I usually pronounce it somewhere in between EL-are-wiss and EL-er-wiss [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]Originally Posted by [b
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Could you specify a little more? it sounds like you're saying it like:Originally Posted by [b
Dro-seera cap (as in a hat)-en-sis
Dee-o-nea muhs- kipula
uhht- rye-coo-laria bis-qua-mata