Pronouncing latin names of Parrots correctly

Subject: Pronouncing latin names of Parrots correctly
From: "Donald G. Kimball" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 18:22:02 -0800
I know that depending on where you live Latin names in English can take on
different pronounciations. For example friends of mine pronounce
Parula Warbler Pah - Roo - Lah

yet others pronounce it: Pair - you - Lah

So how do folks (especially Australians) pronounce these two?
*Polytelis *(is it Polly - tell - us?) or Paul i tell is?

What about *neophema*?

should it be Neigh - o- fema

or Knee - o - fee - ma?

I sincerely would like to know as I am seeking the proper way to pronounce
these and I know this type of thing varies from area to area. Would love
some imput from the terrific folks who actually live where these 2 parrot
types live. Thanks very much!

Don Kimball

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