Language for taxonomic names, redux

Elizabeth Pyatt ejp10 at
Wed Mar 1 16:24:04 CET 2017

While I don’t object to a "la-taxon” classification per se, I am not sure how the issues raised would not apply to any section of Classical Latin text included in any document.

     + Any Latin document may use ae/oe (2 char) or æ/œ (one char) depending on editor preferences. 
     + The pronunciation of Latin may vary from language to language. In English, there’s a distinction between “Classical Latin” and “Church Latin” pronunciation. That could be a needed tag if it doesn’t already exist
     + Other fields besides biology do regularly use Latin terminology. Would one of the goals of la-taxon be to contstrain how names are presented (e.g. particular sequence, number of terms)


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