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SoCalLifer 01/09/2008 09:30 PM

Noob question. How do you pronounce Xenia? I have always said Zenia but the LFS guy said something totally different.

cloak 01/09/2008 10:01 PM

I pronounce it with a z. As in Xerox.

SoCalLifer 01/09/2008 10:08 PM

Me two. Just wanted clarification. Thank you.

MarkusII 01/10/2008 02:00 AM


I am not a native speeker but we pronounce the X like "gs" - so "gsenia".

It is always funny and somethimes not easy to listen to english speaking referees coming from US (like A. Calfo, S. Michael, J. Sprung...) and mentioning latin names of fishes or corals - as the latin pronounciation is totally different....



DanInSD 01/10/2008 12:58 PM

I've also heard "zeenia". I'm a "zehnia" guy myself.

mrme 01/10/2008 05:01 PM

haha Out here in Cali, We pronounce it 'X-Zenia'

mrme 01/10/2008 05:02 PM

X as in.. Ex in Extra, So... 'Ex-Zenia'

xtm 01/10/2008 05:14 PM

I just call it "pest" , so much easier to pronounce.

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