Berberis thunbergii pronunciation

I was looking for confirmation on how you pronounce berberis thunbergii. I presume it is as follows;

 thun (as in thunder) berg (as in burger) ii (as in eye)

Please let me know if I'm right.






  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,741

    Berg as in ice and the two i's separately- so it sounds a bit like ay - eye, if that makes sense image

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  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    thun-berg-ee-ee  as per my Amateur Gardening pocket reference book by Allen J Coombes image

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,183

    Thun-berg-ee.-eye........................whether "ee" or "eye" for the last syllable, I guess we know what we are talking aboutimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,716

    I say thun- berg -ee -eye



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  • Excellent. Thanks for the help


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    Berberis is surely always thunbergii

    Thunbergia gets you another genus. Something in the acanthaceae family.

    Busy man that Thunbergimage

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Thun like "toon", not thunder!image

  • So now we're saying it's said toon-berg-ee-eye? image


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    Thunberg will have pronounced it with a hard T and it's named for him.

    and berg-ee-eye is how I've always pronounced it

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