plural collective nouns

Karstad-Schueler bckcdb at ISTAR.CA
Thu Oct 29 11:50:46 CST 1998

Hugh Wilson wrote:
> so, the argument now moves from grammar to cladistics...? :-)
> On 29 Oct 98 at 10:53, Karstad-Schueler <bckcdb at ISTAR.CA> wrote:
> > species or genera, but if it is regatded as a monophyletic individual, then it seems to me that the old Latin grammar has to be
sacrificed to the newer way of regarding taxa.

* I'm not promoting any particular philosophy, but just saying that the
grammar should reflect the writer's philosophy, rather than
just a possibly-out-dated tradition.  For example, if monophyletic taxa
are individuals, then their English names are proper nouns, and should be

fred schueler.
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