Description in esperanto
aceska at VICTORIA.TC.CA
Wed Apr 7 06:25:10 CDT 1999
I vaguely remember a note published in Taxon (journal of the International
Association for Plant Taxonomy) that suggested to use Esperanto as an
official language for description of extraterrestrial organisms if and
when such organisms are found. I am afraid that even for the
extraterrestrial plants botanists will have to stick to Latin.
On Wed, 7 Apr 1999, ricardo wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> I have just exchange few snail mails with Chinese scientist - entomologist ,
> whose English is worse than mine and suddenly an idea comes to my humble
> mind... I would like to know if description of new taxon of Coleoptera in
> Esperanto will be valid...
> Keep care and be of good cheer.
> (name) Vratislav Richard Eugene Maria John Baptiste
> (surname) of Bejsak (Bayshark)-Collorado-Mansfeld
> Coleoptera - Australia, Tenebrionidae of World
> (incl. Lagriinae, Alleculinae)
> University of Sydney
> The Wentworth Bldg.,
> P.O.Box 62
> NSW 2006
> phone : +61 414 540 465
> e-mail: vratislav at bigfoot.com
> ricardo at ans.com.au
> (before Ricardo at compuserve.com
> and ricardo at login.cz )
> Home address:
> 32 Girrawheen Ave.
> Kiama NSW 2533
> Only after the last tree has been cut down,
> only after the last river has been poisoned,
> only after the last fish has been caught,
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