the extinct genus Eximipriapulus

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The researchers discovered four specimens of worms belonging to the phylum Priapulida, which they suspect represent a species within the extinct genus Eximipriapulus. Remarkably, all four of these animals were found nestled down inside the conical shells of hyoliths (of the genus Pedunculotheca), a mollusc-like animal that has long since become extinct and has no close relatives alive today.


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How do you pronoounce "Eximipriapulus" when there is no offer in Latin, pronunciation dictionary?
 

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How do you pronounce "Eximipriapulus" when there is no offer in Latin, pronunciation dictionary?

It's not in a Latin dictionary because it's most likely not a word ever spoken by any Latin speaker. The taxonomy system was developed by scientists well after Latin had died out as a living language. Such names are built up from Latin affixes, and may occasionally use "real" Latin words, but didn't exist until taxonomy started in 1758.
 

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And, to be honest, most native speakers would have no idea.
 

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And, to be honest, most native speakers would have no idea.

I think it's quite the opposite. Any native speaker would follow learnt phonological rules, such as the one that tells us to stress the ap part of pri-ap-ulus. These are the same rules that are programmed into the AI linked to in posts #2 and #3.
 
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