Language for taxonomic names, redux
everson at evertype.com
Tue Feb 28 23:00:13 CET 2017
Ar fheabhas, a Chaoimhín!
> On 28 Feb 2017, at 21:51, Caoimhin O Donnaile <caoimhin at SMO.UHI.AC.UK> wrote:
> I have just come across an instance myself where it might possibly be useful to distinguish between 'la' on the one hand and 'la-taxon'/'la-linneus' or whatever on the other hand.
> I am compiling a database/network of cognate words, mostly in Celtic languages, and ran into:
> esox - Latin word used by Pliny to refer to a type of fish in the
> river Rhine, probably a salmon. Related to Irish eo, 'salmon'; Welsh
> eog, 'salmon'; Cornish eghek, 'salmon'; etc.
> Esox - a genus including the pike and related fish, and _not_
> including the salmon!
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