Arecaceae/Ericaceae

Ross Koning Koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Mon Nov 25 16:41:44 EST 1996


At 11:49 AM 11/25/96 -0800, 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:

Sounds like a challenge!  Here goes a twanging
Great-Lakes botanical accent attempt...

Arecaceae...Ahh-reh-kay-seh-ee
Ericaceae...Air-eh-kay-seh-ee

ross

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