Language for taxonomic names, redux

Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at
Wed Mar 1 14:09:53 CET 2017

On 01/03/17 14:53, Michael Everson wrote:
>> On 1 Mar 2017, at 08:03, Yury Tarasievich <yury.tarasievich at> wrote:
>> On 01/03/17 10:45, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>>>> But please name it '-taxon', as the other name's orthography is somewhat
>>>> un-memorisable (ae or æ or e).
>>>  ‘ae’, obviously.
>> Well, yes, but not 'obviously’:
> Yes, obviously. Uses of the æ ligature in English are pretty old-fashioned.

I understand the tag isn't intended for 
fashion-conscious English speakers only?

I feel I see a non-zero use of 'ae' ligature in 
a fairly recent texts (but wasn't gathering 
statistics, so you have me there).


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