pronounciation of bird names

Subject: pronounciation of bird names
From: (John Leonard)
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 10:44:45 +1100 (EST)
I know that the usual pronounciation of Gerygone is Jerygone, but I prefer
to pronouce it with two hard Gs.

The word is based on some dog-Greek supposedly meaning 'youthful song' or
somesuch, but, dog or not, Greek has no j sound; both the Gs in Gerygone are
gammas and should be pronounced hard.

John Leonard (pedant)


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