Language for taxonomic names, redux
ejp10 at psu.edu
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)
Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
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