Latin Pronounciations

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  1. DragonReef

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    Ok, so do we have any Latin / Greek bofs here that can help us with pronounciations..
    So many times we hear different prounounciations of the latin names and hell some of those words just look damn scary... :lol:

    For example I always used to say Aiptaisia as Ape - Tay - Zee - A

    I was corrected and told that the P is silent and should be prounounced A - tay - Zee - A

    Here are some general Rules for prounouciations that I found on another forum:
    Vowels
    Short
    a as in again
    e as in met
    i as in hint
    o as in offer
    u as in foot
    Long
    a as in father
    e as in gate
    i as in eat
    o as in open
    u as in food
    y like the French u
    Dipthongs
    ae as in kite
    au as in out
    ei as in stray
    oe as in coil
    Consonants
    c as in car
    g as in gate
    j as in yet
    r trilled
    s as in sign
    t pronounced without aspiration
    v as in win
    bs as in apse
    bt as in apt
    ch as in chaotic
    ph as in top heavy
    th as in take

    That would mean that I pronounce Crocea wrong as well - if C is always hard then it should be
    Croak - kee - a I say Cro - see - a
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    are you bored anthony? :lol:
     
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    Excellent thread, so Chaeto is not Cheet - o but it should be keet - o - morpha.

    I always feel like a prize twat when talking to guys like millepora.
     
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    Yip spot Dean. Keet - O - morpha would be right.

    That's another one I get wrong..
     
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    say no more, say no more:razz: :razz: :lol: :lol: :razz: :razz:
     
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    lol, Mekaeel here's one for you.. I always used to prounounce ask as AR - Sk

    But now I hear AK Sk.. What up with that.. :lol:
     
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    heres one for mutton
    mut - tin
    mut - en
     
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    shit like going to school again....
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    :lol: anthony started this thread.think he's getting old.as you get older your mind tends to become childish :lol:
     
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    so we have gathered reading your posts;)
     
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    not exactly.im still young ;)
     
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    you guys are losing it:lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Ok here is one that is often mis prounounced..

    Zooxanthellae - Often said as Zoo - an - the - lay

    Should be

    Zoo - Zan - The - Lay :)
     
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    Anthony, Julian Sprung's book on Corals and Inverts also covers the proper pronounciation of the various species.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i was actually amazed at the pronounciation of acro - pora ,where its A-cropora, after watching the documentery "Equator"
     
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    Pronounciation of the latin names is always going to be cause for debate...even speaking to experts in a particular group of animals you get a range of opinions about what the proper pronounciation is. What also contributes to teh debate is that many of the latin names are latinised english/german etc names. I am happy with most pronounciations as long as there is no misunderstanding about which animal you are talking about!
     
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    watched it aswell, i also realised they prenounced alot of words differently
     
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    i gues we got the pronounciation wroung here then
     
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