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  Tuber vs. Corm and how about pronunciation?
From: Jmh98law at aol.com on 1999.01.12 at 17:28:57(2884)
Yes, I would like to see this discussion again, especially with respect to
Arisaema, from my garden's point of view. The PhD botanist from whom I get my
Chinese and Japanese Arisaema (name withheld for obvious reasons) calls what
he sends me "bulbs". [For that matter, he pronounces Arisaema "Air
iss(accent) i ma" When I studied Latin in another life and a long time ago,
the "ae" was pronouced as "ee" [as in seek], which would make it "Air i
see(accent) ma". Any opinions out there on the proper pronunciation?

In the new book "My Favorite Plant", Ken Druse says Arisaema grow from
"tubers". What do you think?

Jeanne

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From: grsjr at juno.com (George R Stilwell, Jr.) on 1999.01.13 at 07:24:05(2891)
Jeanne,

In the AEG (Arisaema Enthusiasts Group) discussion list, Arisaema-L, the
subject was discussed

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From: Lewandjim at aol.com on 1999.01.13 at 07:50:22(2892)
In a message dated 1/12/99 8:17:10 PM Eastern Standard Time, Jmh98law@aol.com
writes:

<< Yes, I would like to see this discussion again, especially with respect to

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From: Rand Nicholson <writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 1999.01.13 at 13:33:32(2895)
>Jeanne,
>
>In the AEG (Arisaema Enthusiasts Group) discussion list, Arisaema-L, the
>subject was discussed
>in depth (you might even say, beat to death) and tuber was the final
>consensus.
>
>As for pronunciation, the latter "Ar-i-se'-ma" accent on the "se" and "e"
>sounding as "ee" is correct according to the "New Pronouncing Dictionary
>of Plant Names". The "Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants" (Steven M.
>Still) agrees.
>Still, we too find a few members using the other pronunciation. I think
>it's a Canadian thing.
>
>Ray
>

Yeah, yeah. Blame it on the Canadians, Ray. Beat up our poor Loony AND it's
like we make snow up here out of spite, every time we watch a Yank weather
report. Well ..., maybe we do, maybe we don't ...

You'll never beat our beer, though!

Rand

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From: Ellen Hornig <hornig at Oswego.EDU> on 1999.01.13 at 18:29:16(2896)
On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, Rand Nicholson wrote:
>
> Yeah, yeah. Blame it on the Canadians, Ray. Beat up our poor Loony AND it's
> like we make snow up here out of spite, every time we watch a Yank weather
> report. Well ..., maybe we do, maybe we don't ...
>
> You'll never beat our beer, though!
>
Touchy, touchy! and where else did these two or three feet of snow that
I'm currently enjoying come from, Rand? And what about these frigid
winds blowing in from the northwest, in which direction, I believe, lie
the Canadian prairies???

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From: Rand Nicholson <writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 1999.01.14 at 10:56:48(2898)
>On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, Rand Nicholson wrote:
>>
>> Yeah, yeah. Blame it on the Canadians, Ray. Beat up our poor Loony AND it's
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