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Thread: saying nepenthes names.

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    I say

    low (lau) E-eye,
    Vo-Gel(like jello) E-eye
    Bur-bidge-ay
    jacklin-ay-ah

    Anthing ending in 2 i's, I say E-eye. Or rather E-I just like that. Like bell-E-I

    I say things faster than they are spelled above. So it would really be burbidge-ay

    and jacklinayah

    and vojellE-I

    and LowE-I

    I hyphenate because if I didn't it would change the message I'm trying to covnevey, but I don't pause in my speech.

    When I see a hybrid, like N. maxima x ventricosa (maxim(like maxim magazine) -uh and ventrih-cosa (like costa-rica wthout the T) I say maxima EX ventricosa. I don't say Nepenthes. What do you guys say for the X? I mean, in my head I say X but if I were to say it aloud I'd say "crossed with".

    Do-di-do. N. aristo haguntook and N. xiphiopoop are REALLY hard to say.


    I have a hard time pronouncing the words "Rural" and "anonymous/anonyminidlksdgojshadg" too lmao. Very hard for me to get those out.

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    Think your trying to say

    arr-riss-toe-low-koy-dees or arr-riss-tow-low-chee-oydees

    xiphioides should be icks-fee-oydees

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    Ahh yes! See, I would have said zy-fee-oydees or sif-ee-oydees.

    Zy, sif, icks lol. Well atleast they all look the same in text.

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    I took a Classical Mythology class and had trouble all term pronouncing the names without hearing them first. Maybe there's some software that can pronounce Latin we could plug these plant names into, wouldn't that be helpful?.

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    xiphioides should be icks-fee-oydees
    Are you sure about that? Not 'zif-ee-oydees'?

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    Who knows Tony! Either way is correct in my book. As long as you can spell and write a label, who cares right? haha

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    Heh, heh, I'm a lumper, I'm not even convinced of the existence of N. xiphioides!
    Cheers,
    T.

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    when i talk about my plants i just say for example D. adelae i would say lance leaf sundew. to my friends i refer U. sandersonii as my bunny flower(i have a pic of it on myspace...its caption thing is..."my bunny flower") others like nepenthes where many dont have common names i just call them nepenthes or tropical pitcher plant. i say the species name whatever it looks like and dont really care how its pronounced correctly. anyone ever attempted to pronounce the whole name of N. aristolochiodes

    Alex

    PS: Clint i think N. lowii is pronounced low-ee-eye not lau-ee-eye...but like me and everyone else...who cares
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