Help with pronouncing some Aussie bird/plant names

To: "Birding Aus" <>, "Donald G. Kimball" <>
Subject: Help with pronouncing some Aussie bird/plant names
From: "Elizabeth Shaw" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:58:53 +1100
Hi Don,
I assume the name Baudin is of French origin and would pronounce it (after my rudimentary French lessons at school 40 years ago) bow (as in bow-wow, or how) -dins.
Using the same logic I might even pronounce the "dins" as 'dan'.
Therefore it might be 'bowdans'
Elizabeth Shaw
Phillip Island

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