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joey'd is da man
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OK I was wondering how to pronounce the piranha names, I looked in our excellent information section and found the finetical spellings, so I tried them out, a little tricky, but here is how I did:

heres a handy link

was I even close?
 

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great stuff innes: sounds good to me, maybe putting this in a tutorial could be an idea......
 

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Some of the pronounciations are off. No time tonight to correct. Going to bed, maybe tomorrow. Will say for now; spilopleura is pron. SPY LOW PLOO RAH not SPEE LOW PLOO RAH. One of the pron. sounded like "GEMINI" wasn't clear enough on reply to decipher.
 

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hastatus said:
Some of the pronounciations are off. No time tonight to correct. Going to bed, maybe tomorrow. Will say for now; spilopleura is pron. SPY LOW PLOO RAH not SPEE LOW PLOO RAH. One of the pron. sounded like "GEMINI" wasn't clear enough on reply to decipher.
sorry if in the wrong forum....

hows this?

heres a handy link
 

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I think the pronounciation problems are because of the wrong pronounciations being posted in the information section of this website. Piranha species You can see here that they are pronounced wrong.

They should be:

Nat-err-eye

Pier-ray-uh

Al-too-vey

Eye-gehn-mahn-ee

Gerr-ee-eye

Spy-low-plur-uh

The rest seem to be ok.
 

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Genus Pygocentrus (gee-nus) (PIE-Go_SIN_truss)

Genus Serrasalmus (Sarah-sell-mus)
Pygocentrus cariba (kah-ree-bah) Serrasalmus altuvei (al-too_vee_eye)
Pygocentrus nattereri (nat-ter-err-eye) Serrasalmus brandtii (brandt-eye)
Pygocentrus piraya (pee-ray-ah) Serrasalmus compressus (kom-press-us)
Serrasalmus eigenmanni (eye-gen-mann-eye)
Genus Pristobrycon Serrasalmus elongatus (e-long-gah-tus)
Pristobrycon calmoni - Pres-Toe-Bri-kon Kal-Mun-eye)
Serrasalmus geryi (cher-ee-eye)
Serrasalmus maculatus - (MACK-YOU-Lah-Tuss)
Pristobrycon striolatus Serrasalmus manueli (manh-well-eye)
Serrasalmus medinai (Med-dee-nah-eye)

Genus Pygopristis Serrasalmus rhombeus (Rhom-bay-us)
Pygopristis denticulata (PIE_GO_Pres_tess) (den-tee-coo-lah-tah)

Serrasalmus spilopleura (SPY-low-pluh-rah)

eigenmanni is like this EYE GEN (like "again" without "a" sound) MAN- EYE.
 

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hastatus said:
Genus Pygocentrus (gee-nus) (PIE-Go_SIN_truss)

Genus Serrasalmus (Sarah-sell-mus)
Pygocentrus cariba (kah-ree-bah) Serrasalmus altuvei (al-too_vee_eye)
Pygocentrus nattereri (nat-ter-err-eye) Serrasalmus brandtii (brandt-eye)
Pygocentrus piraya (pee-ray-ah) Serrasalmus compressus (kom-press-us)
Serrasalmus eigenmanni (eye-gen-mann-eye)
Genus Pristobrycon Serrasalmus elongatus (e-long-gah-tus)
Pristobrycon calmoni - Pres-Toe-Bri-kon Kal-Mun-eye)
Serrasalmus geryi (cher-ee-eye)
Serrasalmus maculatus - (MACK-YOU-Lah-Tuss)
Pristobrycon striolatus Serrasalmus manueli (manh-well-eye)
Serrasalmus medinai (Med-dee-nah-eye)

Genus Pygopristis Serrasalmus rhombeus (Rhom-bay-us)
Pygopristis denticulata (PIE_GO_Pres_tess) (den-tee-coo-lah-tah)

Serrasalmus spilopleura (SPY-low-pluh-rah)

eigenmanni is like this EYE GEN (like "again" without "a" sound) MAN- EYE.
ARGHHHHH that was hard

Frank - you got a mic?
 

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I'm pretty sure I pronounce them all wrong anyways because I am from Fargo.
 
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