robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Wed Apr 5 08:10:08 CDT 1995
On Tue, 4 Apr 1995, Stephen Halford wrote:
> Would "winged/wingless" be a nominal? Several species of insect have
> winged males and apterous females -- but if we "allow" sexual
> dimorphisms, then I can think of a number of examples of nominals in H.
> sapiens alone :-) !!
> Steve (halford at sfu.ca)
On Wednesday, Robin Leech replied:
Sounds good, but, insects are not clearly winged or wingless. Some
species have everything from full-size wings and flight to brachyptery to
wing buds. Where does one say stop and start with the declaration of
Even if you declare "full-size wings", does this mean that the insect can
fly? In some cases, the insect cannot fly, even with full-size wings.
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