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Name That Plant: An Illustrated Guide

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Name That Plant: An Illustrated Guide.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Martin Page(Author)

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The aim of this book is not to encourage readers to try to emulate what may be termed a classical pronunciation of Latin, but simply to help them understand and pronounce botanical Latin names wth a degree of ease and fluency. The overall objective is quite simply to be understood. With this in mind, phonetic spelling has been adopted so that each syllable can be spoken as it is spelt. However, this system is by no means infallible because the pronunciation may well be influenced by either common usage or overtones of regional accents, both of which may alter the vowel sounds and the emphasis.The phonetic spellng used is based on the widespread convention of pronouncing botanical names as if they were English, but is important to stress the right syllable and vowel sounds.The syllable to be stressed is always show in italic. With two-syllable words the emphasis is on the first syllable but with longer Latin words the emphasis is normally on the penultimate syllable.Each vowel is pronounced separately, so some syllables may contain a single vowel. The dipthongs (ae and oe) are regarded as single syllables. The stressed (italic) vowel is normally long when on its own or when following a consonant (a as in 'father', e as in 'feet', o as in 'note'). It is short when between two consonants or when preceding a consonant (a as in 'pat', e as in 'pet', o as in 'pot'). The u is generally an ew sounds, as in 'cue'.The consonants c and g may be soft (as in c in 'ace' or the g in 'gel') or hard (as in c in 'cat' or the g in 'got').
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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Martin Page(Author)
  • Worth Press Ltd (3 Nov. 2008)
  • English
  • 2
  • Science & Nature

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  • By erica's mum on 6 August 2016

    There are too few illustrations, and I would have preferred what there were to be photographs rather than drawings.Good list of English to Latin names at the back of the book.A lot of the time the description is "after" eg "after Richard Kolkwitz" and it would be nice to have a brief description of who this is and why the plant was named after him.

  • By Mrs. J. Kelly on 6 May 2009

    This book is great if you are a plantaholic! I can just read it through and enjoy it, but you can look up the English names for plants and find the Latin or vice versa.The pictures are sweet too, not many, but very nice.

  • By Miss on 2 October 2014

    Great, simple, comprehensive

  • By timisussex on 15 January 2015

    Have learnt lots of new words in Latin, makes it easier to identify and remember for other plants as well.

  • By anna j on 31 July 2014

    This is going to be a present, but so far from my careful not to bend viewing its exactly what we wanted. a breakdown and explanation of the plant names

  • By Breakfastvix on 19 December 2013

    A superb book for any gardener! If you have wanted to know how to say those crazy Latin names so you can look all clever, then this is for you.

  • By Guest on 27 October 2016

    Great service. Great book.

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