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    psitacina - how do you pronounce it?

    As the title says - how do you pronounce psitacina? Is the P silent?

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    My understanding is that it's sit - uh - SCENE - uh

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    I was thinking about that too! I don't pronounce the P, like in pseudo. I may be wrong, though.

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    i say sit-uh-sin-uh.

    dont listen to my pronunciations though, i had the reputation of pronouncing things quite differently in my ichthyology class...
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    I always thought it kinda rhymed with Pistachio....
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    Sit-uh-seen-uh -- the spitting "P" is, thankfully, silent . . .
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    I have it wrong, but my pronunciation is Piss-tah-see-nuh.
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    i pronounce it like xantius said, whether it's correct or not, i don't know. It's my understanding that since Latin is a dead language, there's no right or wrong way of pronouncing it.

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