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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.

Richard

 

 

Fairygirl

Berg as in ice and the two i's separately- so it sounds a bit like ay - eye, if that makes sense 

KEF

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

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Dovefromabove

I say thun- berg -ee -eye

and 

jack-man-ee-eye

nutcutlet

Berberis is surely always thunbergii

Thunbergia gets you another genus. Something in the acanthaceae family.

Busy man that Thunberg

SwissSue

Thun like "toon", not thunder!

So now we're saying it's said toon-berg-ee-eye? 

Richard

nutcutlet

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

KEF

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

nutcutlet

I think that's right KEF. I've heard different pronunciations of the same plant on the same TV progs more than once

Hostafan1

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.

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