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    I feel rather silly also at times when I order by phone, which is why I order most of mine thru the internet. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Some of my pronunciations:
    (capitalized syllables are the emphasized ones)

    nuh-PEN-thees
    dro-SEER-uh
    die-oh-NAY-ee-uh
    loo-koh-FYE-luh
    hee-lee-am-FORE-uh
    LOW-ee-eye (N. lowii)
    and....here's a big one: [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    uh-rist-oh-lock-ee-oy-dees(N. aristolochioides)
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    LOL. This is a perennial subject. You know, Latin was a written language spoken only by Lawyers. SO the rules of pronumciation are largely synthetic and matters of convention.

    Leucophylla can be pronounced many ways, and is. No one can say which is correct. I pronounce it as Lew-coe-fie-la, with the accent on the "fie".

    I have heard others pronounce it Lew-coff-ill-a with the accent on the "coff". Our friends in the UK would probably find this correct.

    I think the long "I" sound is correct. We refer to Class, Order and Phyllum (pronounced Fie-Lum).

    SO the "Y" takes a long "I" vowel sound, as in "cycle". We don't pronounce this as sickle (although many do pronounce bicycle as bi-sickle, incorrectly)

    Terminal sounds like -ae are pronounced as ay-EE (with the same sound as in "eight" only with the long "E" termination.

    -ce/-ci seems to take the soft see sound as in census, central, circut, centenial (so properly Sahr (or sair)-uh-SEN-ee-uh)

    -iensis: ee-en-sis (as in madagascariensis)

    ia: ee-uh

    Hope this helps. Remember, there is no real right way, and be kind in correcting others pronunciation.

    (elarwhis and nepG have the hang of it I think!)
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    luke-oh-file-a

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    I pronounce Drosera capensis:
    Dro-sera cap-en-sis.
    Dionea muscipula:
    Di-o-nea mus-cipula
    Utricularia bisquamata
    Ut-ri-cu-laria bis-qua-mata
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    How do you pronounce elarwhis? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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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...

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    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]
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