Language for taxonomic names, redux

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Mar 1 23:52:11 CET 2017

I don’t think “ru-linnaean” would be possible. The names are not (and cannot be) in Cyrillic.

Here are the Russian Wikipedia articles on Proboscidea, where the Linnaean name is clearly marked “лат[инский]” ‘Latin’.Хоботные (Khobotnye)Пробосцидея (Probostsideia)

> On 1 Mar 2017, at 18:57, Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:
> My comment isn't raising opposition to registering a subtag related to biologic, taxonomic terminology. My point is that it's not clear whether the subtag should always have a prefix of "la-", or can have other primary language subtags as prefixes.

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