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    Bacterivores

    Bacterivores
    How should I pronounce this word? Where is the stress? Thank you!


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    Re: Bacterivores

    Quote Originally Posted by sergtab View Post
    Bacterivores
    How should I pronounce this word? Where is the stress? Thank you!
    Bac-ter-i-vores

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    Re: Bacterivores

    It's not a word I've ever had cause to say, but if I heard it I'd expect the stress to fall on the second syllable, and that vowel to be /e/ rather than /i:/.

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    It reminds me of the word - bacteria.

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    Re: Bacterivores

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    It reminds me of the word - bacteria.

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    like other -vore words: omnivore, carnivore, herbivore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    like other -vore words: omnivore, carnivore, herbivore...

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    Thus, according to the word formation, bacterivores might refer to something that eats bacteria.

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    Re: Bacterivores

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Thus, according to the word formation, bacterivores might refer to something that eats bacteria.
    Yup.

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