ATP Podcast #9: Sempervivum Week: Pronunciation of Sempervivum

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ATP Podcast #9: Sempervivum Week

By dave
March 13, 2013

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.

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
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 Hurray!
Great podcast, thanks guys!
http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=sempervivum
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 13, 2013 2:02 AM CST
Yes, what a coincidence that we had just discussed that Greg!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 13, 2013 7:15 AM CST

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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! Smiling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 13, 2013 10:55 AM CST
Chris I know funny!
Dave exactly! Isn't that a rare thing!
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Mar 13, 2013 12:06 PM CST

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Love those talking dictionary sites, something like that would be good for pronouncing the genus in our database! Thumbs up
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Mar 13, 2013 12:09 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

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.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
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gg5
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! nodding
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! I tip my hat to you.
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