Dialogue about the catalog (and pronouncing names)

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Sat Jun 22 20:10:32 CDT 2002

At 19:45 2002-06-22, Susan B. Farmer wrote:
>Which is the English Fashion and which is the European?  A hundred years
>ago when I was an undergrad, family names ended in -AY-SEA-AY; now (at
>least my major professor) they seem to end in -AY-SEA-EE.  I still hear
>both -- and I say both.

Both are English. Northern European pronunciation is often AH-tsay or
AH-tsee, I believe Italians and perhaps other southern Europeans say
AH-chay. (I'd love to be either confirmed or corrected by botanists from
those countries.)

When I was a zoologist, everyone said lih-NEE-us, but most botanists in
anglophone North America seem to say lin-AY-us.

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