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Silly newbie question... How do you pronounce 'oto'?

As in 'photo', or as in "Otto Graham"?

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Depends on what part of the world you come from....

I say O-Toe

I'm sure it is just as correctly pronounced OTTO.

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ah-toe is the way they I say it. Hope I am right

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are you taking about 'oto' or 'otocinclus'? The pronunciation is as follows: auto-SINK-less, which would make the abbreviation (oto) auto, as mentioned. hope this helps!

Woops - i didn't see your clarification in the original post (auto or o-toe) - sorry!
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not a silly question at all. There are plenty of strange words in this hobby.

I've always wondered the correct pronunciation of Eheim... anyone care to chime in?


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I hear vids of people calling it E, like in tee, and hime so thats how i call it.

I think it would be weird if it was pronounced eh-him because it sounds like your coughing.
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OK, so far we've got:

O-Toe
ah-toe
auto


Shoulda made this a poll!

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photo?? How would it be photo??? Should be auto.

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ah-toe is the way they I say it. Hope I am right
X2 That is just how I have alwasy said it.

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photo?? How would it be photo??? Should be auto.
Photo with out the ph, as in oh-toe
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As in 'photo'

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Photo with out the ph, as in oh-toe

Heh, thanks for the help, guess I shoulda been more specific, eh?

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It's Latin, so there is no "real" pronunciation Scientific names are supposed to sound however the person who originally named a species wanted it to sound... but sometimes that gets changed by common usage.

Eheim is German though- so lugey away!





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Well, guess I wasn't the first to wonder...


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the latin would be pronounced oh-toe-kin-kloos or oh-toe-kin-klus...
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Photo with out the ph, as in oh-toe
oh duh I had a major brain failure...sorry

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