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The 'How to Pronounce' Thread...

Discussion in 'New Hobbyists' started by fatcat, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. fatcat

    fatcat New Member

    I think we need this thread for people just getting in to the hobby with all the latin and germen names in this hobby its tough.
    Heres a few common ones.
    Tunze powerheads and skimmers = "toon-zee" or "tun-zee".
    Chaetomorpha (chaeto - a common macro algae) = "Kay-tow" .
    please stop calling it "cheee-toe"
    Zoanthids (soft coral) = "zoh-an-thids".
    Koralia powerheads= "kor-al-lia".
    Actinic lighting (blue supplement lighting)- "ack-tin-ick".
    Aiptasia (pesky anemones)- "app-tay-jah"
    False percula (A.ocellaris) - "Or-c-le-ris" not "false percula"<-- (this will make Bang guy happy.)
    Please feel free to post more.
  2. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Active Member

    Kalkwasser = "caulk-wasser"
    Amphiprion = "Amfi-prion" (Amphiprion Ocellaris Percula)
    Banggai Cardinal = "Bang-guy" Cardinal
    Aquarium = "A-qwer-E-um" NOT "Qwarium"
    Nemo = "Clown-Fish"
    Caulerpa Mexicana = "caw-ler-pa"
    deoxyribonucleic acid = "D.N.A." (just for kicks!)
  3. stdreb27

    stdreb27 New Member

    Originally Posted by SnakeBlitz33

    Aquarium = "A-qwer-E-um" NOT "Qwarium"
    For all those in Louisiana...
    Someone needs to tell me how to pronounce detritus,
  4. pezenfuego

    pezenfuego New Member

    Originally Posted by SnakeBlitz33

    Kalkwasser = "caulk-wasser"
    Amphiprion = "Amfi-prion" (Amphiprion Ocellaris Percula)
    Banggai Cardinal = "Bang-guy" Cardinal
    Aquarium = "A-qwer-E-um" NOT "Qwarium"
    Nemo = "Clown-Fish"
    Caulerpa Mexicana = "caw-ler-pa"
    deoxyribonucleic acid = "D.N.A." (just for kicks!)
    Don't forget that D.N.A is also short for the National Dyslexic Association and the two should not be confused.
  5. alix2.0

    alix2.0 New Member

    Originally Posted by stdreb27

    For all those in Louisiana...
    Someone needs to tell me how to pronounce detritus,
    deh-trite-us
  6. bang guy

    bang guy Moderator Staff Member

    Originally Posted by SnakeBlitz33

    Banggai Cardinal = "Bang-guy" Cardinal
    Woot!!
    Aiptasia - I pronounce it - Ape tay jah
    Is that wrong?
  7. renogaw

    renogaw New Member

    and lets remember that anenome is not an enemy
    how bout xoozanthellae (or how ever you spell it)
  8. bang guy

    bang guy Moderator Staff Member

    Originally Posted by renogaw

    and lets remember that anenome is not an enemy
    how bout xoozanthellae (or how ever you spell it)
    Zooxanthellae - Zoo zan thell
  9. gmann1139

    gmann1139 New Member

    Originally Posted by FaTcAt

    Chaetomorpha (chaeto - a common macro algae) = "Kay-tow" .
    please stop calling it "cheee-toe".
    Mmm... Cheetos.
    Originally Posted by FaTcAt


    False percula (A.ocellaris) - "Or-c-le-ris" not "false percula"<-- (this will make Bang guy happy.)
    Check your spelling.
    Oh-sell-LAHR-ris
    BTW, doesn't this thread exist? I remember another one going around not long ago that got pretty comprehensive.
  10. howardj

    howardj New Member

    Originally Posted by FaTcAt
    False percula (A.ocellaris) - "Or-c-le-ris" not "false percula"<-- (this will make Bang guy happy.)
    I pronounce it: Awe-sell-air-is
  11. stdreb27

    stdreb27 New Member

    Originally Posted by Bang Guy

    Woot!!
    Aiptasia - I pronounce it - Ape tay jah
    Is that wrong?
    I thought it was App-tay-sha
  12. kas2247

    kas2247 New Member

    You wouldn't believe how helpful this is for those of us who live in the po-dunk hills of the middle of nowhere. I literally have nobody who's ever heard most of these words before, let alone know how to pronounce them. No fish stores, no other local reefers, no nothing. Keep 'em coming!
  13. woody189

    woody189 New Member

    good thread.
    Originally Posted by FaTcAt

    Chaetomorpha (chaeto - a common macro algae) = "Kay-tow" .
    please stop calling it "cheee-toe"
    That is messed up. I didn't want to look like an idiot when asking the LFS for Chaeto, so i looked up the pronunciation and they gave me the wrong one.:
    http://www.yourdictionary.com/chaeto-prefix
    They have a "hear it" button, and I went out of my way to learn to say it, and I said it wrong. I had to say it like 5 times to the LFS before they got it, and they didn't even correct me. Stupid dictionary.
    I also thought it was pronounced astinick
  14. pezenfuego

    pezenfuego New Member

    Yeah this stuff is great to know. You can know a lot about this hobby, but if you can't pronounce something in front of another reputable reefer, you'll look like an idiot.
    BTW, I thought that DNA joke was golden
    Copepod-cope-E-pod
  15. saltwatersubie

    saltwatersubie New Member

    What about all the different types of snails for the cuc. I remember I had a hard time pronouncing Nassarius
  16. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Active Member

    Nassarious = "nAss-sarious"
    Astrina = "Ass-trina"
    Astrea = "ass-trea"
    Margarita = the alcoholic beverage
    Cerith = "serith"
    Urchin = "erchin"
    A lot depends on what part of the country you are from. lol! I live in Louisiana, so some of what I hear is southern.
  17. alix2.0

    alix2.0 New Member

    acans?
    i thought it was uh-canz but people in my reef club say ay-kinz.
  18. florida joe

    florida joe New Member

    Chaetomorpha
    Key-toe-mor-fa
  19. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Active Member

    Originally Posted by alix2.0

    acans?
    i thought it was uh-canz but people in my reef club say ay-kinz.
    "A-cans" lol.
    Acanthastrea Lordhowensis = "A-can-tha-strea lord-how-ensis"
  20. alix2.0

    alix2.0 New Member

    cool so THEY were pronouncing it wrong.

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