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Old 11/30/2007, 01:45 AM
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how do you pronounce "polyps"

i know, total noob question, but i am a noob.
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how do you pronounce "polyps"

i know, total noob question, but i am a noob.
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Old 11/30/2007, 01:48 AM
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Paul Lip
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Old 11/30/2007, 01:55 AM
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Or Pol-Ips
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Old 11/30/2007, 02:03 AM
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2nd pol-IPS.
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Old 11/30/2007, 02:03 AM
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Old 11/30/2007, 02:48 AM
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According to dictionary.com it's "pol-ips".

Phonetically spelled it would be pronounced "PAUL IPS" per the pronunciation key from this source.

I have heard it pronounced "POLE IPS" and I believe this is incorrect and dictionary.com seems to back that up.
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Old 11/30/2007, 06:29 AM
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Old 11/30/2007, 09:14 AM
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I pronounce it - those little round things with wild lookin centers, or those brown ones, or those green things in the corner. Just think of scallops but with a P instead of the sc.
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Old 11/30/2007, 09:21 AM
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pol-ips as well here.
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Old 11/30/2007, 10:24 AM
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Old 11/30/2007, 10:29 AM
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... and what exactly does this term refer to?

My understanding is that it is not one thing but a group of things that look like stems with a button, or flower looking head...
which there are tons of different types.

is this correct?
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Old 11/30/2007, 10:51 AM
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check this out

check this out!
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Old 11/30/2007, 12:05 PM
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I'm a "paw-lip" guy.

Here's a funner pronunciation setup for you. I pronounce various corals with the same symbol structure as below...
Acro-por-a
Mon-ti-por-a (or Monti-por-a)
Mille-por-a

I've met a couple people that pronounce them as follows:
A-crop-ora
Mon-tip-ora
Mill-ep-ora

Though it is the same word, it sounds so out of this world.
Ack-row-pore-uh versus Ah-crop-or-uh
Monty-pore-uh versus Mon-tip-or-uh
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Old 11/30/2007, 12:08 PM
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http://www.merck.com/mmhe/resources/...s/index/p.html

Click on polyp
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Old 11/30/2007, 12:14 PM
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How do you pronounce cnidarians?
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Old 11/30/2007, 12:26 PM
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How do you pronounce cnidarians?

Trying to start WWIII Tom? People can't even agree on how to pronounce polyp and your throwing cnidarians out there?

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Old 11/30/2007, 01:08 PM
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Its like saying toe-may-toe or to-mah-toe. I pronounce polyps as PAUL-LIPS because thats how i learned it from my marine biology professor lol.
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Old 11/30/2007, 01:21 PM
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HOOKED on PHONICS!!! Hey! there are people from other countries you know. POLE-IPS might offend some! LOL
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Old 11/30/2007, 01:22 PM
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was he from brooklyn hybridgenius??
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Old 11/30/2007, 01:28 PM
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Nope! but very close... BOSTON BABY! lol
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Old 11/30/2007, 01:45 PM
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just say PAUL-IPS out loud everyone.....it sounds like someone from brooklyn saying polyps
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Old 11/30/2007, 02:07 PM
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Click on the link for pronunciation. There is a play button you need to click on.

Polyp
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Old 11/30/2007, 03:02 PM
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How do you pronounce cnidarians?
nid-arr-e-ans
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zo-as or zoos?
 

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