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  • I'm doing voiceover and need proper pronunciation for the dinasour era: stygimoloch. Anyone? Bueller?

    January 10, 2008

  • Sadly, I'm not up on my dinosaurs pronunciations. This reminds me... wouldn't it be cool if Wordie let you upload audio files, so we could post our own pronunciation examples?

    January 10, 2008

  • There isn't a consensus pronunciation for scientific names. I had Latin in high school, with a teacher from Italy, and so learned something pretty close to classical pronunciation. When I started working in museums no one understood me because I pronounced the names of genera "correctly".

    Stygimoloch has Greek roots, but as the name of a genus is considered Latin, so the g would be hard and the o's of approximately equal value. I asked our dinosaur preparator a few minutes ago. He says STIJ-i-mah-luk (American English), which is what I would have guessed. Dougal Dixon's Dinosaurs offers STIG-i-mol-ugh.

    January 10, 2008

  • Mollusque, I think it's splendid that you can say you work with a dinosaur preparator. (While I labor among fellow editors.)

    And LyleS, you do voiceovers? Interesting! Would you mind telling us what kind, other than dinosaur-era pieces? :-)

    January 10, 2008