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    i pronounce double i's like a long E
    like lowii woulf be Lau-E for me.

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    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

    Starman,

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ June 28 2004,6:15)]How do you pronounce elarwhis? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    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]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Starman @ June 28 2004,12:19)]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
    Could you specify a little more? it sounds like you're saying it like:

    Dro-seera cap (as in a hat)-en-sis

    Dee-o-nea muhs- kipula

    uhht- rye-coo-laria bis-qua-mata

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    Yes I do say cap(The hat) in drosera cap-en-sis.lol.
    No, no, NO!!
    I dont say Uhht, I just say Ut.
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    O, yeah, I dont say rye in Utricularia.
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    I just know them when I see them, don't care for pronuciation. Last time me and my bro used to pronounce 'capensis' as 'cap-NEE-sis' don't know why, it just came into our heads at first glance and it stuck, however luckily not until now as some cpers would think weirdly of us... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (elarwhis @ June 29 2004,12:17)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ June 28 2004,6:15)]How do you pronounce elarwhis? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    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]
    What does it mean? Is it an anagram of something? Some of these forum names are creative and I am curious of their derivation.

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