Language for taxonomic names, redux

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Feb 22 16:01:02 CET 2017

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Michael Everson <everson at>

> So you expect only to tag these as la-linnaeus? Not la-DE-linnaeus or
> la-GB-linnaeus? I wager Citrocirus is [tsɪtʀotsiʀʊs] in German while
> [sɪtɹosiɹəs] or [sɪtɹosaɪɹəs] in English.

The accent used by a TTS engine is in the discretion of the user.  I might
prefer to have a text written in American English read to me by a Scottish
voice, but it would still properly be tagged "en-us".

-- John Cowan        cowan at
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Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau,
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