How do I pronounce Touritopsis Dorhnii?
Hello - how would I phonetically pronounce the species name Touritopsis Dorhnii? Is it TOUR-ee-top-sis DOOR-nigh, or DOOR-nee?
Thanks so much!!!!
The pronunciation of scientific nomenclature does not follow the rules of Classical Latin or Ecclesiastical Latin. It also differs from country to country around the world.
I would treat the final -i as the final -i of alumni
, i.e. it sounds like eye. See other medical or scientific Latin such as latissimus dorsi
Another question is whether to pronounce both i's: is Dorhnii two syllables or three? I would stick with two in modern scientific Latin, but I almost want to hear Dor-nee-eye. But stick with your first suggestion, DOOR-nigh.
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.