[Ads-l] Zby - dinosaur

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 12 19:07:09 UTC 2015


Pronouncing 18 dinosaur names  http://www.screenr.com/dxHN

Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 


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> When I was a lad, dinos had normal and euphonious names like Styracosaurus
> and Parasaurolophus.
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> Not any more:
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zby
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> Isn't this the first example of the initial Polish "Zb" as New Latin, and,
> hence, English? ("Zbigniew" doesn't count: it's still Polish.)
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> Unusually, Wiki doesn't recommend any pronunciation. Maybe it's not meant
> to be pronounced, rather like the asterisk in the short-lived Shatner
> series, " * My Father Says."
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> JL
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