Poll: How do you pronounce Purkinje?
Purk-ine (10)
22.22%
Purk-in-jee (25)
55.56%
Purk-in-yee (8)
17.78%
Other (2)
4.44%
Revd. Mike
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How does one pronounce 'Purkinje'?

My biology teachers always pronounced it 'purk-ine', as do the electrophysiologists I work with, so I always assumed that was the standard prnounciation.

However following a disagreement with a friend on the topic last night, we looked it up on wikipedia, and then in merriam-webster and somewhere else, and they all said either 'purk-inyee' or 'purk-injee'.
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Purk-ine :yep:
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purk-injee
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Eva...a_Purkyn%C4%9B
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I say Purkin yee.
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purkinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngee
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per-kin-gee
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I say per-kin-gee
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I learnt it as pur-kin-jee.
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purr-kine

heard it pronounced purr-kin-jee before :giggle:
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its clearly pur kin jee
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purkinjee :lolwut:
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Seems like it can be said both ways.
I learnt it as per-kin-gee though.
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pur-kin-jee
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I thought it used to be Purkinje and they changed it to Purkyne?
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All my lecturers say "pur-kin-jee", and so did my biology teachers.
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As a medical student who had never heard of this before medical school (not covered in the scottish system), it is pronouced purk-in-jee

i get this from all the consultants etc. that have given us lectures including it
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We had a guest lecturer from the physiological society today and he pronounced it purk-in-jee. Though it is a name, so find someone called purkinje and ask them (which would be very cool in my opinion)
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Well if it's pronounced like the physiologist that it's named for (which I suppose it should be!) it would be poor-kin-yeah/yay.

Interesting...
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Personally: purk-injee. Thats how my teachers pronounced it, so, it sorta sticks.

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