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how to pronounce scientific names? know of any websites?
    #4482624 - 08/01/05 10:05 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Hi guys :ashamed: . I am very bad at pronunciation :imslow:(always been a weak point of mine ) but I'm trying to learn how to say all these scientific names correctly. Are there any websites out there that let you put in a name and then say it for you? so you can actually hear it?

I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum to post in. I Just thought scientific name subject would most pertain to this forum. Feel free to move it if needed.

Also for a semi-related topic. :thinker: I'd like to know if (again) any of you know of a website or a download that reads text for you. I find alot of interesting mycology literature. This would be very useful for me when i'm exercising or when i have trouble sleeping, ect.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  :toast:


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Re: how to pronounce scientific names? know of any websites? [Re: whosayswhat]
    #4482888 - 08/01/05 11:08 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Take a latin/greek class heheh this is the funniest thing i have read in a hwile. Even though its not intended it made me laugh. Good for you for having the courage to ask though.

Dictionary.com has all that info

dont know about actual audio


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Re: how to pronounce scientific names? know of any websites? [Re: xburn]
    #4484173 - 08/02/05 04:16 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

It is weird when you hear the correct pronunciation of words, especially if you have never even tried to pronounce the word before and only have a notion of it in your head. Then there are some words for species that I have never even tried to pronounce in my head. I don't talk to anybody about growing so have no need.
I was even pronouncing agar wrongly, until I say it on discovery channel.


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Re: how to pronounce scientific names? know of any websites? [Re: whosayswhat]
    #4484370 - 08/02/05 07:13 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month pages has some latin names pronounced..
http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/fotmabc.html

or sound files directly
http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/sounds/



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Re: how to pronounce scientific names? know of any websites? [Re: Speeker]
    #4484394 - 08/02/05 07:35 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

There are some sound clips at http://www.shroomery.org/spelling/


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Re: how to pronounce scientific names? know of any websites? [Re: Pinback]
    #4485022 - 08/02/05 01:18 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah man, when I finally heard those sound clips a few months ago, I relized how wrong I was saying everything...


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Re: how to pronounce scientific names? know of any websites? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4485097 - 08/02/05 01:42 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

If you go to download.com , type in "text to speech" in the search box. There should be a free download called "Advanced Text To Speech". If it is not there anymore, I am sure there are others when you scroll down.

I used to use it all the time when I would get a headache from reading so much.


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