SV: Pronunciation of a word

James Ross Cooke ucbejrc at socrates-a.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Oct 25 05:44:59 EST 1999

My lecturers pronounce it:
Im afraid i dont know the complete phoenetic dictionary though - and i cant
get all of the strange letters on my computer.
But everybody knows the difference between E coli and Email anyway so why dont
you just say E coli?

On Fri, 22 Oct 1999, Lars Nyhln wrote:

> Andrea <apatchy_tea at hotmail.com> skrev i
> diskussionsgruppsmeddelandet:DQ7H3.883$xJ4.57804 at newscontent-01.sprint.ca...
> > I was wondering if anyone could help me in pronouncing:
> > Escherichia coli
> > I know coli, but the other one...
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Andrea
> >
> > It is not very important how you pronounce it. . Scientific latin names
> are international, but the pronounciation depends on the mother tounge of
> the speaker. It doesn´t matter if you pronounce with a german soft ch or
> english (t)ch or as a k. The name is not pure latin but a late construction.
> Escherich is a german family name. No romans have pronounced it in latin.
> Distorted latin is internationally accepted as long as it is understood!
> Lars Nyhlén, Sweden

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