[Taxacom] Help sought - re. spelling of Rhamnoides.

Thomas Lammers lammers at uwosh.edu
Sat Dec 22 21:47:20 CST 2007


Over the e or over the i?  I think it's a dieresis:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaeresis
This tells us that the o and i are to be pronounced separately, not as a diphthong:

"ram-no-EYE-dees" not "ram-NOI-dees"

----- Original Message -----
From: john.steel at botany.otago.ac.nz
Date: Saturday, December 22, 2007 6:33 pm
Subject: [Taxacom] Help sought - re. spelling of Rhamnoides.
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu, taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu

> I have occasionally come across Rhamnoides spelt with an umlaut 
> over the -e- in 
> english language texts.
> 
> Can anyone help me as to the justification, correctness (?), 
> authority, or whatever, of 
> this spelling?
> 
> Thanks in advance and compliments of the season to you all.
> 
> John Steel.
> 
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