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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 06-22-2020, 11:04 AM
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Default Poll for Pronunciation of “Neofinetia”

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.

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is there an option for "i totally mispronounce it"

i added several sounds at the end

neo fin at in ah
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is there an option for "i totally mispronounce it"

i added several sounds at the end

neo fin at in ah
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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”.
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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 believe the third option recognizes its origin Finet.
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I believe the third option recognizes its origin Finet.
Yes, but it left out the penultimate syllable.
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Yes, but it left out the penultimate syllable.
The “ia” is easily pronounceable at the end of option 1 but not 3 where it is awkward and best left out in my mind and replaced by “ah”

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It's pronounced "VAN-da."
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Default Now that the poll is over.....

I was surprised about the lack of participation or interest.

I did not vote. I pronounce it according to option 1 although I am aware, as Ray is, of its origin. Many years ago, the AOS magazine had a pronouncing index page indicating recognition of its origin Finet. I don't recall whether it was consistent with my option 3 or Ray's pronunciation.

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