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When I meet birders out of MO, I wait until my MO birding companion has introduced him/herself as from Missouree or Missourah, then introduce myself as being from the opposite.

If they look perplexed or actually ask, I explain one may say it EEEther way, for AYEther is correct, with about a 50-50 break in preference among MO residents.  If they look askew, I add that I'm an 8th generation Missourian, so have some experience with the matter.

Enjoy this weather!

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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On Mar 2, 2010, at 1:04 PM, Jackie Chain wrote:

Okay, now from the mouths of Kansans is the next state to your East Missouree or Missourah?
 
Jackie Chain   St Louis County

--- On Tue, 3/2/10, Bollin III, John J. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Bollin III, John J. <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Bird name pronunciation(s)
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Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 11:57 AM

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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