How would you tell someone else to pronounce this phrase?
January 1, 2013 10:01 PM   Subscribe

I need to insert a pronuciation guide into a script for the following Latin animal name: Pachydiscus seppenradensis. In other words, I just need something on the script page to help the person reading it pronounce it correctly. I can't rely on special symbols or anything longwinded. Just something like is found in this question.
posted by Bookhouse to Science & Nature (3 answers total)
Best answer: Pack-ee-DISC-us sep-pen-rod-DEN-sis?

yay cephalapods
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 10:17 PM on January 1, 2013 [6 favorites]

Best answer: I took Latin and biology throughout highschool & I'd wager These Birds is bang on.
posted by rockpaperdynamite at 3:51 AM on January 2, 2013

Best answer: These Birds of a Feather is correct, but I would introduce the minor modificaton of changing -rod- to -rud- (should really be -rəd-, but you don't want special symbols; at any rate, it's an unstressed central vowel).
posted by languagehat at 11:20 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

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