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I was looking for confirmation on how you pronounce berberis thunbergii. I presume it is as follows;
thun (as in thunder) berg (as in burger) ii (as in eye)
Please let me know if I'm right.
Berg as in ice and the two i's separately- so it sounds a bit like ay - eye, if that makes sense
thun-berg-ee-ee as per my Amateur Gardening pocket reference book by Allen J Coombes
Yep A Year on the plot, it's the way I pronounce it.
Also, Jackmanii, for example, I do ee i for the ii.
Thun-berg-ee.-eye........................whether "ee" or "eye" for the last syllable, I guess we know what we are talking about
I say thun- berg -ee -eye
Excellent. Thanks for the help
thun-berg-ee-a. [the 'g' in berg, Can be soft as in burger, or hard as in General] The two 'ee's are as in a capital E.
Sometimes thunbergia drops the final 'a' and is replaced by 'ii' In this case. The first 'i' sounds like, as in ink. The second as a capital I.
This same priciple applies to many botanical names, where ia is used and also ii.
That should get you an exam pass.
Berberis is surely always thunbergii
Thunbergia gets you another genus. Something in the acanthaceae family.
Busy man that Thunberg
Thun like "toon", not thunder!
So now we're saying it's said toon-berg-ee-eye?
Thunberg will have pronounced it with a hard T and it's named for him.
and berg-ee-eye is how I've always pronounced it
Most dictionarys usually provide pronunciation. Also there arebooks available, Plant names simplified, and Hamlyn. A-Z of plant names.
I think however you pronounce names if you say with conviction people think you are correct Says her who told neighbour eons ago that she had a cotton eater in her garden. it was a silent S
I think that's right KEF. I've heard different pronunciations of the same plant on the same TV progs more than once
I've always used Thun ( like thunder) berg ( as iceberg) i ( as in pig) I (as in first person singular) I'm not sure what Miss McGuiness, my old Latin would have said.