Language for taxonomic names, redux
doug at ewellic.org
Tue Feb 21 20:50:42 CET 2017
Andy Mabbett wrote:
> Some 14 years(!) ago, I raised the issue of a language code for
> marking up the taxonomic names of living things:
> But that came to nothing.
Actually, it was considered rather extensively on the list, and Michael
made a formal decision in
"Scientific Latin is not a dialect of Latin. It has no verbs. No
pronouns. No phonemes or grammatical elements which differ from ordinary
"Scientific Latin is a long list of terms not generally found in
Latin-English dictionaries. It's a glossary.
"I am going to reject this one."
I would think that the need today would be to demonstrate that this
meets the criteria in Section 3.6 of RFC 5646, which didn't exist 14
"Dialect or other divisions or variations within a language, its
orthography, writing system, regional or historical usage,
transliteration or other transformation, or distinguishing variation MAY
be registered as variant subtags."
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org
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