Dialogue about the catalog (and pronouncing names)

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Sat Jun 22 21:40:14 CDT 2002

The French pronunciation is Lee-nay.
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From: "Curtis Clark" <jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: Dialogue about the catalog (and pronouncing names)

> 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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