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  Tpronunciation?
From: skid at bway.net on 1999.01.15 at 11:12:57(2903)
The book 'Botanical Latin' notes that there finally, is no correct
pronunciation of any botanical Latin. It has a different and unique
history from 'spoken' Latin.

It is further pointed out that hundreds of years ago, when several
European countries got together and each spoke 'Latin' (the only common
language) each individual's Latin 'sounded' like the home language, so much
so as to be almost unintelligable to the others.

A friend of our's, who is well known in plant circles, told us early on
that the most important thing about Latin pronunciation is to: "Say it
with authority".

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From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.mobot.org> on 1999.01.15 at 13:16:27(2904)
> The book 'Botanical Latin' notes that there finally, is no correct
> pronunciation of any botanical Latin. It has a different and unique
> history from 'spoken' Latin.

For those of you unaware, we have a page dedicated to this subject linked
to the IAS website at .

Don

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From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 1999.01.15 at 13:51:34(2906)
Oh do I agree. You sound like my kind of people. Keep up the good work and
just maybe we all can learn to get along........Betsy

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