Pronunciation of Vascular Plant Genera
& Families of New England

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FOOTNOTES



  1) In the name "Anchusa" M&W, S and T agree that the "s" is not pronounced like a "z". In names like "Thuja" and "Lactuca" there is agreement that the "u" should be pronounced "û" rather than "oo".

  2) An unaccented "e" (not in the first syllable) following and "r" is generally voiced long (e.g., Arrhenatherum, Eremurus).

  3) The following empirical rule is adopted for the voicing of an unaccented "y" (when not agreed upon or specified by M&W, S, and T):

  4) The following empirical rules are adopted for the voicing of an unaccented "e" (when not agreed upon or specified by M&W, S, and T):   5) This name derived from the German Arnold Gillenius is taken to have a hard "g" as in the German language.

  6) The following empirical rule is adopted for the voicing of an unaccented "i" (when not agreed upon or specified by M&W, S, and T):



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