Hi Dr. Water Bear!
Our puppet company, PuppeTyranny, is about to produce a full length play called “Water Bears in Space” all about…you guessed it, tardigrades and tardigradologists! I was hoping you could assure me that we are pronouncing all our water bear words correctly! We’ve been saying::
Milnesium Tardigradum – mil-NESS-ee-um tar-dih-GRAD-um
Tardigradologist – tar-dih-GRADE-all-o-gist
Buccal – buckle
Thanks so much! For more information on the show, check out http://www.waterbearsinspace.weebly.com
Answer from Dr. Miller:
Yes you seem to have your words down correctly.
For buccal you should say “b you ckle” not “buckle”.