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Old Saturday 5th January 2019, 19:17   #101
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Hard G for me. Though I pronounced Scaup differently for years
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Old Sunday 6th January 2019, 13:47   #102
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Setti's or chettis for Cetti's Warbler?
Hopi, hoopi, or hopo for Hoopoe?

Some names are a bit odd and hard to know the right way to pronounce. And whose to say what's right anyway?
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Here is a great explanation of what intersex means
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Old Sunday 6th January 2019, 17:12   #104
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Setti's or chettis for Cetti's Warbler?
It's "chetti" - Cetti was Italian, so 'ce' is is pronounced "che" in English.


Contrary to popular belief, the -e at the end of Radde (a German name) should be pronounced: "raddes warbler" not (as so often heard) "raddz warbler"
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Hard G for me.
Agree; originally from Old Norse geirfalki ("spear falcon"), 'g' as in 'get'
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It's "chetti" - Cetti was Italian, so 'ce' is is pronounced "che" in English.


Contrary to popular belief, the -e at the end of Radde (a German name) should be pronounced: "raddes warbler" not (as so often heard) "raddz warbler"
Thanks mate

As to Radde the e is pronounced uh, cos its german, but Radde's is genitive, ie belonging to or of Radde, so both letters es are pronounced as you say Raddes
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Agree; originally from Old Norse geirfalki ("spear falcon"), 'g' as in 'get'
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As to Radde the e is pronounced uh, cos its german, but Radde's is genitive, ie belonging to or of Radde, so both letters es are pronounced as you say Raddes
Like 'Raddies' then?
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Like 'Raddies' then?
Not quite; a shorter sound, 'Raddes', as Andy said
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Not quite; a shorter sound, 'Raddes', as Andy said
Uh?

Oh yes. More like radders then? ... ;-)
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Uh?

Oh yes. More like radders then? ... ;-)
like radders without the r sound
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