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those of you from the old forum will remember this topic i started. I forgot about it so the list ended :oops:
so again here's the list. I hope its some use to every one. there will be a few which we will never agree on as they can be pronounced differently like aerangis I have put both ways in for some because of that.
With luck it will stop those embarrassing moments at shows and nurseries :lol:

Acacallis - a-ka-KALL-iss
Acampe - a-Kam-pe
Acineta - a-sin-EE-ta
Ada - AY-da
Aerangis - ay-er-RANG-giss
Aerangis - ay-er-AN-giss
Aeranthes - ay-er-AN-theez
Aerides - AIR-i-deez
Aganisia - ag-an-IZ-ee-a
Angraecum - an-GRYE-kum
Anguloa - an-gyew-LOH-a
Ansellia - an-SELL-ee-a
Arethusa - a-reh-THEW-za
Arpophyllum - ar-poh-FILL-um
Arundina - a-run-DEE-na
Ascocentrum - ass-koh-SEN-trum
Aspasia - a-SPAY-zi-a
Batemannia - bayt-MAN-nee-a
Bifrenaria - bye-fren-AIR-i-a
Bletia - BLEE-shia
Bletilla - ble-TILL-a
Brassavola - bra-SAH-vo-la
Brassia - BRASS-ee-ah
Broughtonia - brow-TOH-nee-a
Bulbophyllum - bulb-oh-FILL-um
Caladenia - kal-a-DEE-nee-a
Calanthe - kal-AN-thee
Caleana - kal-ee-AN-a
Calopogon - kal-o-POH-gon
Calypso - ka-LIP-so
Catasetum - kat-a-SEE-tum
Cattleya - KAT-lee-a
Cattleyopsis - kat-lee-op-sis
Caularthron - kawl-ar-thron
Chondrorhyncha - kon-droh-RINK-a
Chysis - KYE-siss
Cirrhopetalum - seer-oh-PET-ah-lum
Cochleanthes - kok-lee-AN-theez
Cochlioda - kok-lee-OH-da
Coelia - SEE-li-a
Coelogyne - see-LOJ-in-ee
Colax - KOH-laks
Comparettia - kom-pa-RET-ee-a
Corallorrhiza - kor-al-lo-RYE-za
Coryanthes - ko-ree-AN-theez
Crepidium- kreh-PEE-dee-um
Cycnoches - SIK-no-keez
Cymbidium - sim-BID-ee-em
Cypripedium - sip-ree-PEE-dee-um
Cyrtorchis - SIR-tor-kiss
Dendrobium - den-DROH-bee-um
Dendrochilum - den-droh-KYE-lum
Dichaea - dye-KEE-a
Dilochia - dye-LOH-kee-a
Dipodium - dye-POH-dee-um
Disa - DYE-sa
Disa - Dee-sah (sweedish way)
Diuris - Dye-YEWR-is
Domingoa - do-ming-GOH-a
Doritaenopsis - dor-rye-tye-NOP-siss
Doritis - doh-RYE-tis
Dossinia - doss-IN-ee-a
Drakaea - DRAY-kee-a
Dyakia - dye-ah-KEE-ah
Earina - EER-ee-na
Encyclia - en-SEE-clee-ah
Epidendrum - eh-pi-DEN-drum
Eria - EAR-ee-a
Eriopsis - ear-ee-OP-siss
Erythrodes - err-i-THROH-deez
Euanthe - yew-AN-thee
Eulophia - yew-LOH-fee-a
Eulophidium - yew-loh-FID-ee-um
Eulophiella - yew-loh-fee-EL-a
Gastrochilus - gas-tro-KYE-lus
Grammatophyllum - gram-mat-o-FILL-um
Habenaria - hab-en-AY-ri-a
Hexisea - heks-ISS-ea-a
Homalopetalum - ho-mal-oh-PET-al-um
Houlletia - hoo-LET-ee-a
Huntleya - HUNT-lee-a
Isabelia - iz-a-BELL-ee-a
Isochilus - Ee-so-KEE-loos
Isotria - eye-SOH-tree-a
Jaquiniella - jack-i-nee-ELL-a
Jumellea - joo-MELL-ee-a
Kefersteinia - kef-er-STY-nee-ah
Laelia - LAY-lee-ah or LIE-lee-a
Laeliopsis - LAY-li-OP-sis
Lankesterella - LANK-es-ter-ELL-a
Leochilus - lee-o-KYE-luss
Lepanthes - lee-PAN-theez
Lepanthopsis - lee-pan-THOP-siss
Leptotes - lep-TOH-teez
Liparis - LIP-a-riss
Listera - LISS-ter-a
Lobbii - lobbee-ee
Lockhartia - lok-HART-ee-a
lonopsis - ee-o-NOP-siss
lpsea - IP-see-a
Lycaste - lye-KASS-tee
Masdevallia - mas-de-VAL-lee-a
Maxillaria - macks-ill-AIR-ee-ah
Miltonia - mil-TOH-nee-a
Mormolyca- more-moh-LYE-kah
Nageliella - NAY-gel-i-ELL-a
Neofinetia - nee-o-fin-AY-tee-a
Neottia - nee-OTT-ee-a
Notylia - no-TILL-ee-a
Oberonia - o-ber-ROH-nee-a
Odontoglossum - o-don-toh-GLOSS-um
Odontonia - oh-don-TOH-nee-ah
Oerstedella -ore-stay-DELL-ah
Oncidium - on-SID-ee-um
Paphiopedilum - paff-ee-oh-PEE-di-lum
Phalaenopsis - fal-en-OP-sis
Phragmipedium- frag-mi-PEA-dee-um
Pleione - plye-OH-nee
Pleurothalis- ploor-oh-THAL-iss
Polystachya- poll-ee-STACK-ee-ah
Ponerorchis - pone-OR-kiss
Psygmorchis- sig-MORE-kiss
Rangaeris- ran-gah-ER-is
Rangaeris- RANG-gairees
Rangaeris- RUN-gairees
Rhyncholaelia- rink-oh-LAY-lee-ah
Rhynchostylis - rink-oh-STYE-liss
Rodriguezia - roh-dri-GEEZ-ee-ah
Sarcochilus - sar-koh-KYE-lus
Sophronitis - sof-roh-NYE-tiss
Spathoglottis - spath-oh-GLOT-tiss
thunia - Tun-e-a
Vanda - VAN-da
Yonezawaara - yone-zah-WAH-rah

:!: UPDATE 2016 :!:

A great link to a website with so many many orchid names on, saves alot of typing indeed! :D and thankyou to Michele V for posting the link 8-)

http://www.pvorchids.com/Pronuncation%20Guide.htm#GEN-C

oh theres one i must add for stevek. he said this on the old forum. if you really can't say ones name at a show pronounce them all the same: "Eye-LAV-tha-TWUN" :lol:

Hope this helps
F2F :D

please note these pronunciation are in English or Latin or a mixture :roll:

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Thanks again for this list, F2F. Should save a few red faces as you say. But I think you should add that these pronounciations are based on the English language - in other countries they may well be pronounced differently. :?

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What a great list :D
Thanks F2F, I knew I had some of them wrong ... phewww not as many as I thought.
I just won't buy the ones I cant say or use steve's method :lol:

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Cypripedium - sip-ree-PEE-dee-um


How come -ium is pronounced differently? I pronounce Cymbidium as sim-BID-ee-um.

...And don't get me started on Coelogyne!

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He he he coelogyne is one of those things :lol:

I don't know why either. I guess ones english the other latin. I have got all these out of books and places and put them all together. For a while it was a list on my computer until i decided that it would be helpful for people here.

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Some of these are open to dispute. :-D

For example, Disa is a Swedish word, and should be pronounced "Dee-sah" (cf. http://www2.hhs.se/isa/swedish/chap9.htm#pronunciation). In the same way we pronounce Batemannia as bayt-MAN-nee-a (not as Latinised bat-eh-MAN-nee-a)

In other names, frequently the "Di-" sounding as "DYE-" is a Greek stem meaning "two [of]" - which is not the etymology here and is misleading to imply by pronunciation.

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Yes it is all open to dispute. I shall keep adding the different ways to say things to the list under the first way. So eventually there will be a number of ways to say most things as well. Then its a choice of the person reading the list to chose which one to use.

I can't believe it, something i have written has become a sticky...
...help i stuck :lol:

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He he he coelogyne is one of those things :lol:

I don't know why either. I guess ones english the other latin


Not to mention its Greek origin...

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I guess we had better stop there, otherwise there will end up being a long couple of posts on them with the power to send people to sleep unless you are intrested :lol:

theres loads of info about them on the internet, and thats not including looking at the orchid its self, just how to say it and other info.

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I thought that ae=e in latin so Laelia must be L-E-L-I-A :?:

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tut tut coelogyne its easy SEE-LODGE-IN-EE i dont know :lol: let me know if you get stuck on somthink else ill ask someone how knows he he

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

I really need to put all the ways one day, but the problem is if i do that for one i would have to do it for all so it becomes a huge list. theres no way around it really.

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In Clayton's The Genus Coelogyne: a Synopsis it is suggested that a strictly 'correct' pronunciation would be koi-lo-GUY-nee but he prefers see-lo-Guy-nee

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oops :oops:

that reminds me i must soon order that book :lol:

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i can say daisy DA-ZEEE :D :D or im i going to be corrected :oops: its fun when you try and order orchids over the phone ,it is easy to spell them put usually takes to long and takes the fun out of it cheers all

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I would have said DAY-zee :lol:

its easyer at shows, just pick up or point to the one you want :lol:

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