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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Lowii is pronounced Lowee-Eye. Same for all -ii ending names.
    Not entirely true, Trent....The name "Hawaii" is ha-wai-i (or ha-vai-i).

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    Schloaty,
    FYI- I was answering a question on how to pronounce latin names for Nepenthes. Hawaii is not a latin name for a Nepenthes, but if it was, it would be pronounced Haw-why-ee-Eye [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]

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    lmao! Haw-y-ee-eye thats classic! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    N. capslockii! (I want a species!)

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    Trent, I fully realize that, but was just being a pest...It January, and I work in the financial industry...I have more than a slight case of the sillies right now....Please accept my appoligies for anything inane that I put on the forum.....

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    Dave, no offense taken! It was a great set-up for the Hawaii humor (credit must go to Michelle for that one).
    But seriously, how to pronounce latin names (scientific nomenclature)and words is not the most accessible info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (The Griffin @ Jan. 11 2005,8:47)]Of course, I presume, thant normally you would want the person's permission.
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    Yes Steve, I sometimes wonder if that is what happened to me! Guess it's an honor to have any plant named after you but I think it would be usual to at least inform that person. I first found N. cantleyi whilst searching the ICPS database for something else.

    Guess most people would want a species named after them if anything at all. N. jacquelineae is a good example of a lady who was fortunate in that the species is so spectacular.

    Funny thing about pronounciation. A visitor here was telling me recently that no matter how the name of the person the plant is named after is pronounced, the rules of Latin pronouciation must be followed. He was pronouncng N. lowii, as "N. low-ee" and I can't tell you how he was mangling N. jacquelineae. I've always pronounced N. rafflesiana as "N. raff-ils-ee-ana" but aparently that's wrong and it should be "N. raff-lees-eana". I'm as confused as anyone [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] Being so isolated here I rarely get to talk to anyone about the plants so when we have visitors we sometimes do this little verbal dance before we can be sure we are talking about the same species!
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