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View Poll Results: What do you believe correct pronunciation is?
Neo fin net e ah 1 33.33%
Neo fin knee sha 2 66.67%
Neo fin nay ah 0 0%
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Old 07-21-2020, 10:33 AM
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Default Naming Neofinetias

Excellent points! Maybe that’s why the accepted pronunciation is “nee-o-fin-ET-ee-ah”.
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:46 PM
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None of the above.

The genus is named after a French botanist named Finet, which is pronounced “Fee-NAY”, making the genus “Nee-oh-Fee-NAY-ee-ah”.
I beg to differ.

While the name honors Finet, once it becomes a plant name it should be pronounced according to the rules for Latin. In Latin, there are no provisions for pronouncing according to French, Spanish, German or anything else.
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Old 07-23-2020, 12:05 AM
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This might be a contentious issue.

What do you believe the correct pronunciation is?

This poll will close in 7 days.

At the end of the poll I will give my thoughts for what it is worth.
I was right about one thing. See my first statement above when I started this thread. I was initially embarrassed about the lack of participation when the poll ended, but it certainly has bloomed far beyond expectations.
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