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RE: the magic of mushrooms

Subject: RE: the magic of mushrooms
From: Alastair Durkin
Date: May 06 2014 13:03:53
The thing is that botanical nomenclature should be universal. If we start 
pronouncing things differently to everyone else then why do we bother in the 
first place. Might as well be 'correct' as Jim says.

Alastair 

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Thurman [mailto:thurmanconsult@xxxxxxxxxxx.com] 
Sent: 06 May 2014 12:27
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: the magic of mushrooms

Latin as a language and botanical Latin nomenclature have been drifting apart 
for hundreds of years.
It was the language of European academics and scientists from Russia to 
Cardiff.
Heaven knows what the level of pronunciation abuse has been since the 1600s 
Perhaps even Linnaeus may have wound up Mr Durkin....

Peter Thurman
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Quaife [mailto:jq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk]
Sent: 06 May 2014 11:45
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: the magic of mushrooms

The sad thing is that to the best of my knowledge no one can remember having 
heard a Roman speak!
Arbitrary conventions abound and one takes one's pick.   However, I too did 
Latin at school and ch had a hard pronunciation, but only by convention.
Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Alastair Durkin [mailto:ADurkin@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk]
Sent: 06 May 2014 09:16
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: the magic of mushrooms

The insistence by some (including woodland trust chap) to pronounce the 'Ch' 
of Chalara as 'Chu' rather than 'Ka' infuriates me though. As far as I know, 
there is no 'chu' sound in latin.

Its a little thing that bugs me and I hear it pronounced that way all the 
time. If anyone knows otherwise I would be grateful to be put right. 
Otherwise, lest all pronounce it correctly.

Alastair



A programme worth watching on iPlayer.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04
1m6fh/The_Magic_of_Mushrooms/







-----Original Message-----
From: Phillip Ellis <elsteadbysea@xxxxxxxxxxx.com>
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Sent: Mon, 5 May 2014 10:07
Subject: the magic of mushrooms


It was interesting wasn't it Phillip? Although I'm bit suspicious of his 
Armillaria paranoia. And the Wildlife Trust man's appraisal of the Chalara 
situation was somewhat over-hyped if you ask me; I've still never seen the 
beast.


Bill.







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