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Re: REF: Pronounce Species Correctly


There is a wheat species named after the same general.  It is Triticum timophevii.  Notice how the same name changed into Latin by a differnt person got spelled differently.
Walter

Robt R Pries wrote:
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This example highlights some of the complexities involved in the whole process. Since as you have noted, Timofeyev is a Russian surname, it had to be transliterated from the Cyrillic to the Roman alphabet in order to be used as an element of a botanical name. The form in which this was done makes it obvious that this conversion was based on the principles of pronunciation in the German language. Globalization with its complexities is not a purely recent phenomenon.

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