Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Mon Apr 8 21:09:25 UTC 2002

At 11:36 AM 4/8/02 +0200, you wrote:
> gives simple rules for the
>English pronunciation of biological Latin, including taxonomic names of
>plants and animals. It recommends CLEMmatis. One might hope that people
>more often would look up pronunciation in some kind of source, dictionary
>or other.
>Jan Ivarsson
>jan.ivarsson at

Why?  We'll naturally pronounce words the way others around us do,
regardless of what a botanist says.  I mentioned CLEMatis in my
Sociolinguistics class today, and everyone laughed.

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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