janivars at BAHNHOF.SE
Sat Mar 3 10:21:18 UTC 2001
Quite right, but his name is definitely not pronounced [fju:ks], rhyming with "Luke's",
but [fooks], rhyming with "books". The German word means "fox".
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My Webster's New World tells me fuchsia was named (by Linnaeus, no less)
after L. Fuchs (1501-66), German botanist.
From: Mark_Mandel at dragonsys.com [mailto:Mark_Mandel at dragonsys.com]
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 11:27 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: Juan de Fuca
"Boatti, Stephen" <SBoatti at TVRATINGS.COM> writes:
Why is that salacious? Fuchsia is pronounced 'fyoo-shuh.'
And often misspelled *fuschia, as people who know the pronunciation try to
figure out the spelling and, not unreasonably, take refuge in the German
graph <sch> = "sh". I presume it was named after someone surnamed "Fuchs",
which is pronounced [fju:ks], rhyming with "Luke's".
-- Mark A. Mandel
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