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    Lowii is pronounced Lowee-Eye. Same for all -ii ending names.

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    Also, N. vogelii (a hard one) is pronounced Vogel-ee- Eye.
    Sometimes, names like N. hookerae (the Victorian hybrid between raff x mirabilis) is pronounced hooker-Eye.
    The natural hybrid between bicalcarata x gracilis is named cantleyi. That's pronounced Cantley-Eye. Named after guess who?
    Any other pronouncation questions? Don't be afraid to ask, everyone has to learn at some point.

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    Thanks for clearing that up Trent.
    Lowee-eye sounds good in English but in Dutch the first i sounds the same as the second i making lowee-ee. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    And while we're on the subject; pinguicula.
    Is it ping-uicula or pingui-cula? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The natural hybrid between bicalcarata x gracilis is named cantleyi. That's pronounced Cantley-Eye. Named after guess who?
    Yeah Trent, sore point, thanks for pointing that out. Whilst I was taking a few years hard earned time out from Nepenthes, someone went and named that hybrid without letting me know. OK, I found it in the wild and introduced it to cultivation but so what?! I really would have liked my name to have been associated with something more interesting than an N. gracilis hybrid! Nice thought but I wish he hadn't bothered... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
    Rob Cantley
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    Ping-gweek (like Greek but with a w)- you-la. Does that help?
    I've heard different parts emphasized, even by those who know latin.
    While we're on the subject, one of the most mispronounced neps is poor N. Coccinea - it's cox-see-nee-ah.

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    Rob,
    What would you rather have named after you? - if anything at all?

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    His own continent that he is Lord and Master over? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    Since we have gotten onto this subject(bear with us, Rob) and I have always wondered this also-if somebody discovered a new species and wanted to name it after Rob, I presume they would have to go a different route than N. cantleyi...maybe N. robcantleyi(isn't N. benstonei named after Ben Stone, using the whole name?)? Or, they could do N. robii, as N. mikeii is named after a friend of Bruce Salmon named Mike who passed away(if I remember correctly).
    Of course, I presume, thant normally you would want the person's permission.

    Cheers,

    Joe

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    Just so people know, you are allowed to name any Nepenthes after me no matter what. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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