Arecaceae/Ericaceae

Patrick Elvander elvander at DARWIN.UCSC.EDU
Mon Nov 25 16:34:39 EST 1996


For the Palm Family = Ah-reh-caceae

For the Heath Family = Eh- rih-caceae

Or avoid the entire struggle by using the alternative name for the Palm
Family = Palmae.
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	Patrick Elvander	Department of Biology
	Lecturer in Biology	Sinsheimer Labs
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On 25 Nov 1996, Scott Shumway wrote:

> In my quest to understand and speak the foreign language of botany,  what
> is the difference in pronunciation of Arecaceae (Palm family) and Ericaceae
> (Heath family)?
> 
> When I try it they come out sounding the same.  This may be a challenge for
> the email medium!  Thanks.
> 
> Scott Shumway
> Dept. of Biology
> Wheaton College
> Norton, MA 02766
> 508-286-3945
> "Scott_Shumway at WheatonMa.edu"
> 
> 
> 
> 




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