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This week Dave and Trish give their usual reports: Dave's favorite idea, Trish's report from around the forums, and we discuss the lengthy winter we're having in Texas. Our main feature is a double feature: two special interviews with people in the Sempervivum world.
Mar 12, 2013 10:20 PM CST
|Hi Dave and Trish and all, Chris (goldfinch4) sent me this link last week to let me know which pronunciation is correct...I was thrilled to learn that I didn't have to relearn how to say it! Both ways are correct |
Great podcast, thanks guys!
Mar 13, 2013 2:02 AM CST
|Yes, what a coincidence that we had just discussed that Greg!|
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Mar 13, 2013 7:15 AM CST
|The question has been bothering me since I recorded the interview with Toby a couple weeks ago! I'm glad to know that we're both right!|
Mar 13, 2013 10:55 AM CST
|Chris I know funny! |
Dave exactly! Isn't that a rare thing!
Mar 13, 2013 12:06 PM CST
|Love those talking dictionary sites, something like that would be good for pronouncing the genus in our database!|
Mar 13, 2013 12:09 PM CST
|I started doing that many, many years ago with PlantFiles but never really finished it, so I think I took it down.|
I could make an upload place where you could record yourself saying genus names and uploading them. But if I made the functionality, how many people would actually do it? I wouldn't want to build such a function in unless I knew there were a few people who really wanted to contribute by posting recordings.
Mar 13, 2013 12:33 PM CST
|I would totally do that, if I knew that I was pronouncing the words correctly...since I'd always said "semperveevum" and just assumed that was correct, and then you and Trish were saying "sempervievum" and sounding "official" I totally thought I had to begin changing how I said the plant name! |
If there was a link to a talking dictionary website then those of us willing to record names would know the "standard" pronunciation.
I very much liked on DG where they have the pronunciation written out, I found that very helpful! I like feeling that I'm pronouncing a word correctly!