Petersen, Mary E. {ZMUC} mepetersen at ZMUC.KU.DK
Fri Dec 8 15:58:00 CST 1995

>On Thu, 7 Dec 1995, Neal L. Evenhuis wrote:
>>. . .  Latinized (hey, is it lower case "l" here or
>>capitalized "L" for Latinized?--I've seen both in messages from people on
>>this list) . .

And on Fri, 7 Dec 1995,  Hubert Turner replied:

>The Concise Oxford Dictionary (7th ed., 1982) gives "Latinize, -ise"".

[Merrian-] Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary (1987) gives "latinize,
 -ized, -izing, often cap"

Both forms are thus correct, but British preference seems to be with a
capital "L".

Mary E. Petersen
Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
Tel +45-35 32 10 67      Fax +45-35 32 10 10
E-mail  <mepetersen at>

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