BOCA CDs and bird name pronunciations

Subject: BOCA CDs and bird name pronunciations
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 09:54:16 +0800 (WST)
G'day Peter et al.

Sis-tickler is probably incorrect pronunciation - although everyone I've
heard (including me) says it that way.

I did Latin for 2 years (many, many years ago) and seem to remember that
when pronouncing latin words you don't emphasise any syllables.

Another example that was pointed out to me recently was Pittosporum.  Most
people (including me) pronounce it pit-TOS-porum.  It really should be

Not sure about greek-derived names.

Any latin or greek scholars out there?



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