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How do you pronounce Hedypnois rhagadioloides anyway?

Publicado el 05 de noviembre de 2021 a las 03:34 AM por arboretum_amy arboretum_amy


Calflora says hed-IP-no-is, which is not the stress I would have guessed. Unfortunately that page uses H. cretica, the old name, so no tips on how to say rhagadioloides.

Anotado por arboretum_amy hace mas de 2 años

Stress in latin is on second syllable from the end if it's not the short one, vowel before another vowel is always short, so stress is on the third syllable from the end (e.g. Delph(i)nium), also "oi" can be called a diphthong, that way "y" is a second syllable (and it's before two constants, so it's long).

Anotado por marina_gorbunova hace mas de 2 años

Sneaky diphthong.

Anotado por arboretum_amy hace mas de 2 años

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Anotado por astra_the_dragon hace mas de 2 años

I have found this guide by Mike Simpson to be very useful to help students with pronunciation of scientific names:

But in the end, we are trying to pronounce made-up words derived from Greek or Latin roots that have been latinized and then speaking them in English (or any other language) and mostly following the pronunciation rules of the language used for communication. In the end it all gets jumbled and I usually just tell people to enunciate all the syllables and say the names with confidence.

Anotado por docder hace mas de 2 años

Nice! Thanks Josh

Anotado por arboretum_amy hace mas de 2 años

@connlindajo -- thought you may enjoy this journal post as well. :)

Anotado por sambiology hace más de un año

Thanks @sambiology! I LOVE it! "Rhagadioloides happens".

Anotado por connlindajo hace más de un año

Grateful that typing "hed rha" into iNat is sufficient, but honestly read it as Hedynopsis until I saw this...

Anotado por vreinkymov hace más de un año


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