Plant Database forum: Phonetics?

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Feb 29, 2016 1:20 PM CST
I would find a field for the phonetic pronunciation of the botanical name helpful. I do realize there are often more than one accepted version, but even that could be helpful (clematis is a good example). Sometimes I have no idea if I am even close to the correct pronunciation and hesitate to say it in public. Other times I hear someone else say a name totally different than me, and I then wonder which is correct or if both are.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 29, 2016 1:22 PM CST
I agree
Somewhere I saw a website that had audible pronunciations of each plant species. I don't remember where or what it was. I hope someone else can tell us.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 29, 2016 1:23 PM CST
I haven't tried this yet, but just found one site.
http://namethatplant.net/voice...
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Feb 29, 2016 6:48 PM CST
http://www.finegardening.com/p...

I'd love it as one who said camp-a-NULA for far too long!
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Beavers
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Bonehead
Feb 29, 2016 7:53 PM CST
Ha ha Pirl, I can relate! I worked for years in the legal profession and had always pronounced 'pursuant' incorrectly in my mind (per SWAY ant) when reading. As it turns out, it is a very common word in the legal biz and even though I do know how to correctly say it, I occasionally would mispronounce it, much to the amusement of my colleagues.

I like the finegardening site, easy to use.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Feb 29, 2016 7:59 PM CST
I've done it with many words and feel mortified when I hear the word/words pronounced correctly. You don't want to hear what I called Aquiglia! It's funny looking back. We do have a local Master Gardener who says "hydrangers" instead of hydrangea. I try not to smile, smirk or laugh.

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