Doug Yanega dyanega at
Mon Mar 30 14:09:27 EST 1998

>Is there a definitive pronounciation guide for the scientific names
>anywhere? I'm sure I am not the only one who would like to know.

The last edition I had, Borror, DeLong et al. "Introduction to the Study of
Insects" had a pronunciation guide. I also think your high school teacher
was wrong about Latin-derived names needing to be pronounced differently
from Greek-derived. Sounds like pure pseudo-scholarship to me (especially
since no one is certain how genuine Latin *WAS* pronounced).


Doug Yanega    Depto. de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas,
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