Language for taxonomic names
doug at ewellic.org
Wed Sep 24 02:15:22 CEST 2008
John Cowan <cowan at ccil dot org> wrote:
>> At best, it's a profile of Latin.
> That last, at least, it is not. A system that includes genus names
> Batman, Chinchilla, Drinker, Iron, Tuxedo, Hunkydora, Leprechaunus,
> Gollum, Nazgulia, Waddlia, Kaniwhaniwhanus, and Zyzzyzus, and species
> names Gecko gekko, Heerz lukenatcha, Reissa roni, Dziwneono etcetera,
> and Roberthoffstetteria nationalgeographica (no, not the longest)
> would have left the Romans completely baffled.
I could think of worse choices than "art-taxonomy", if it must be tagged
at all, of which I am not convinced.
Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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