Pronouncing Plant Names - A Guide to Botanical Latin
with Judith Sims and Matthew Wood, MS
Well, fear no longer.
Herbalist Judith Sims has put together a class that gives the principles and demonstrates the pronunciation of most of the herbs commonly used in Western herbal medicine.
Did you know that there is an “American system" and a “British system?” Better pick your side!
This class is suited to herbalists, botanists, horticulturalists, and Latin geeks across the world.
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2 comprehensive downloadable handouts (19 pages)
1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss with fellow students and teachers.
30 minutes of in-depth teaching with Judith Sims
Plant Name Pronunciation Guide - Part 1 (16 pages, downloadable)
Plant Name Pronunciation - Part 2 (Cheat Sheet) (3 pages, downloadable)
01 - Introduction
02 - The Binomial Name
03 - Adjectives
04 - The Species Name
05 - Word Endings
06 - Vulgaris
07 - Officinalis
08 - Latin Diphthongs
09 - Family Names _A_Ce_Ae
10 - Consonants
11 - Ch = K
12 - Stress Patterns - Two Syllable Words
13 - The Strong Syllable
14 - Double Consonants
15 - Diphthongs Can Indicate Stress
16 - Weak Suffixes
17 - Strong Suffixes
18 - Plant Parts And Organs
19 - Favorite Herbs
21 - Dyes
20 - Favorite Herbs With Trickier Plant Names
22 - Colors
23 - Personal Names
24 - Place Names
25 - Habitat
26 - Numbers
27 - Useful Suffixes
28 - Resemblances
29 - Roman Pronounciation
Tests and Certificates
Pronouncing Plant Names Test
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Start at any time! Complete the lessons at your own pace.
Certificates designed and signed by Matthew Wood are available for purchase to those who successfully complete all tests with a passing grade of 70% or better. More details regarding herbal course certificates are here.
Tests are multiple-choice, and multiple attempts are permitted.
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