i vs ii names

Robin Leech robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Thu Dec 7 07:21:07 CST 1995

Yes, as a matter of fact it would be IVIEI.  A late spiderologist named
Wilton Ivie has many spider species named after him: Xus iviei; Yus
iviei; etc.  We pronounce the specific epithet EYE-VEE-EYE, though if one
wanted to Latinize it a bit, I suppose it would be EE-VEE-AY-EE.  Damn,
my tongue is stuck in my cheek.

Robin Leech

On Thu, 7 Dec 1995, Wolfgang Wuster wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Dec 1995, James H. Beach wrote:
> > On Wed, 6 Dec 1995, Michael Ivie wrote:
> >
> > > I hate searching the code as much as the next person, but the answers
> > > are in there.
> >
> >
> > AMEN!  AMEN! The last word from a person whose surname is 50% "I"s!  Is
> > this thread over?
> >
> What would be the latin genitive of that? Iviei? That's 60% "i"s!  ;-)
> --
> Wolfgang Wuster
> School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
> e-mail: w.wuster at bangor.ac.uk
> Thought for the day: If you see a light at the end of the tunnel,
> it is probably a train coming your way.

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