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While we're on the topic... (was: How do you say E. coli O157:H7)

Scott Coutts scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au
Sat Sep 6 22:10:11 EST 2003

I say Es-sher-ee-shia, but with only a small gap between 'Es-sher', 
more like Escher.

Richard & Candice wrote:
> While we are discussing pronounciation----what is the consensus (or lack of
> consensus) on saying Escherechia?
> Es-sher-ee-key-a?
> Es-sher-ee-kah?
> Es-sher-ee-chee-ah?
> Es-sher-ee-shia?
> "Scott Coutts" <scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au> wrote in message
> news:3F5A6B04.2010205 at med.monash.edu.au...
>>Monty Arch wrote:
>>>How does one verbally say the term E.coli O157:H7?
>>Yeah, I agree with Bob about the pronounciation of the strain.
>>Also, while we're on the topic, how do you guys pronounce speicies
>>names with 'ae' on the end? We were having a discussion about this a
>>while back and we found that lots of people say them in different
>>ways. I'd be interested to hear what others think. Of course there
>>are lots of bugs that have this sound on the end, but here's an
>>example for people to give their opinion: 'pneumoniae'. We were
>>interested in the 'ae' parts of species names, not any other part so
>>the 'new' or 'noo' part is irrelevant. Here are the ways that people
>>in our department pronounce the 'ae' on species names:
>>   new-moh-nee (or noo-moh-nee)
>>   new-moh-nee-ay (or noo-moh-nee-ay)
>>   new-moh-nee-ah (or noo-moh-nee-ah)

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