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RE: Bird name pronunciation(s)

Quoted from Larry Lade some content snipped

>Of course, those pronunciations would probably vary more than the ones for

>common names! ;-)


>Wait a minute, we still are left with vauxi, pileatus and parula!

>Perhaps we will just have to learn to live with the different dialects of the

>various birders!

Actually there are defined rules for pronunciation of Latin Biological names.  This website has a pretty good breakdown of those rules.

http://capewest.ca/pron.html

John Bollin

NE Leavenworth county, KS

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