Language for taxonomic names, redux
yury.tarasievich at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 20:45:00 CET 2017
On 02/03/17 22:02, John Cowan wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Kent Karlsson
> 'Linnaea', presumably, agreeing with 'lingua'
I think the entity in question is more precisely
denoted by the functional description '-taxon',
than by the originator description '-linn*'.
Also, '-taxon' is more generalised, and so not a
subject to minute distinctions, which might be
of little practical use.
I understand there were some modifications to
the initial principle afterwards, hardly
attributable to Linnaeus -- pseudo-Latin?
Linnaeus' system was binomial, but don't we have
tri- and quadri-nomial (?) taxon names these days?
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