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To look at the catalogues, see catalog, as opposed to just clicking the tab!

I gather the mere presence of a 'catalog' tab renders this redundant? For a list of famous animaliers, see Animalier/Catalogs. Aleta Curry 15:13, 21 November 2007 (CST)

I never before heard of this word, in either French or English, so I guess it's true about "learning something new everyday"! I can pronounce it in French all right, but how about in 'Merkin? Ann-ee-mal-yer? Ann-ee-mal-ee-er?Hayford Peirce 16:03, 27 December 2007 (CST)
I should amend myself, because of course BritEng would never allow Ann-e--mal--ee-yay (that sort of thing is considered pretentious, or at least it used to be). (Webster's says a-n'-m'-lir) (n'= n-upsidedown 'e'). I'm not sure if that's the same as Hayford's ann-ee--mal--er. Be assured that whichever you pick, someone will correct you! Aleta Curry 17:36, 6 June 2008 (CDT)

How *does* one pronouce it?

Just for Hayford: I happened to be watching back-to-back episodes of The Antiques Roadshow (British version) from I think 2002. (I grabbed a pen and took notes, but dashed if I can find the sheet of paper I scribbled on.)

Anyway, one fellow pronounced it 'AN-ni-mal-ler', and the very next show, another said 'AN-ni-mal-lyay'.

Aleta Curry 02:06, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

How about "An-na-ma-LEER?" I'll bet a big fat jelly donut that that's how most 'Merkins would pronounce if they ever ran across such a strange word.... Hayford Peirce 02:15, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh, go for it! As I said, it's one of those words just guaranteed to give other people a chance to feel superior by telling you smugly how it *should* be pronounced. Cadre, forte, know the sorts of words....I actually remember one smug Scottish cow admonishing me for pronouncing "ballet" bal-LAY in the American style. 'It's BAL-lee', quoth she. (never heard that one before or since, but she was so d****** sure!. Aleta Curry 02:31, 31 January 2009 (UTC)