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PostSubject: Phonetic pronunciation of species    2/12/2014, 12:49 pm

First, I must say I don't post much on this forum, but I read it A LOT! Everyone on here is very knowledgeable or at least has an idea where to find info if they don't have it.

I really like sticking to Latin names when referring to any of our arachnids, but I do not know how to properly pronounce all of the names correctly. I would like to change that. Partly because it makes me feel like I know at least a little of what I'm talking about; and I don't know if every scorp has a common name, but they definitely have a partly established Latin name.

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PostSubject: Re: Phonetic pronunciation of species    2/13/2014, 3:28 am


We all feel the same aaron. Thanks for sharing Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Phonetic pronunciation of species    2/20/2014, 5:12 am

Here are some I got off-hand from knowledgeable people:

Tityus (Tit-yuss, not Tit-EE-uss)
Hadogenes (Had-OH-JEN-əs, not Had-OH-jens or Had-OH-jeans)
Grosphus (grōs-fus, easy right?)
Vaejovis (Veh-juh-vis, not Vay-HO-vis, like I was pronouncing it)

These are ones people often have difficulty with just off the top of my head. Got any in particular? Just ask.

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PostSubject: more clarification and schooling in scorpion phonetics   2/25/2014, 11:04 am

Sorry for a late reply, cold and long days at work make me feel like doing nothing when I get home.

So yes that's awesome, those are helpful Patcho, thanks.

I just acquired 3 Grosphus Grandidieri, and have had my Hadogenes Paucidens for ~6 mths. And have had my Heterometrus Spinifer for ~1.5 yrs now.

Sadly the G.G is the only one I knew for sure how to phonetically pronounce, French class paid off eventually.

I assume H. Paucidens would be Paw-se-dens

Heterometrus would be Het-er-oh-met-truss or het-er-oh-meet-truss ?

Sorry if my phonetic break down is too oddball.
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PostSubject: Re: Phonetic pronunciation of species    2/27/2014, 12:11 am

Het-er-oh-met-truss

And H. paucidens would be pronounced H. paw-see-dens. G. grandidieri (gran-di-dee-ehr-ee).
Also, another thing: Genera names are always capitalized in a scientific name, and any specific epithet would be lowercase. Like Centruroides nitidus. Just for your information. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Phonetic pronunciation of species    2/27/2014, 8:53 pm


Well i used to read Tityus as Ti-tha-yus. I've never heard anyone pronounce it to me personally so i just went with it for the longest time Very Happy
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