Question: Scientific Latin and "la"

Jon Hanna jon at
Thu Jan 30 13:16:38 CET 2003

> From: Sean M. Burke [mailto:sburke at]
> Sent: 30 January 2003 13:08
> To: Jon Hanna; ietf-languages at
> Subject: Re: Question: Scientific Latin and "la"
> At 11:51 AM 2003-01-30 +0000, Jon Hanna wrote:
> >Is "la" the correct code for modern Latin, as used in binominals
> in biology,
> >or do we have a need for a new registration?
> Are you just wondering on theoretical grounds, or do you have a specific
> application in mind?

I'm asking after someone asking about the use of such Latin on the W3C WAI
IG list (see

I could see an argument for Scientific Latin being registered as a dialect
of Latin.

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