Language for taxonomic names, redux

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Feb 28 23:09:51 CET 2017

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 4:51 PM, Caoimhin O Donnaile <caoimhin at
> quoted33333333333333333333333:

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!

Michael, I call that definitive evidence of the utility of the subtag.

John Cowan        cowan at
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