Latin Lurker

Ron at Ron at
Thu Apr 5 04:50:47 CDT 2001

I can't answer this as I am only lurking at present at this site per the
advise of the systemist who dropped me here. I am un-gagged at Leps-L

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carmine Colacino" <colacino at>
To: "Ron Gatrelle" <gatrelle at>; <TAXACOM at>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 4:15 AM
Subject: Re: Latin Lurker

> Chinese might be fine with me. Even though I do not think it will be
> to grasp than Latin is for any people speaking an Indo-european language
> most of us in this list), but why not?
> Provided you do not actually mean to use English instead, but did not
> to say it :-)
> Latin is used not for its easiness to grasp (or lack of it), nor because
> an arbitrary decision taken by somebody, but because of historical
> A proposal to use a different language should at least, IMHO, give the
> some advantage, do you think Chinese will?
> C. Colacino
> 'o 5.04.2001 06:53, Ron Gatrelle a gatrelle at TILS-TTR.ORG scrivette:
> > OK. I see my test message made it so I am now subscribed. Since I have
> > yet started lurking, I wonder why it is that the progressive, wave of
> > future, phylocode is stuck back in the Roman Empire days and persists
> > using Latin? Can't we move on to at least Chinese? That's old too.
> > Manchurian. Sounds good to me - and everyone in China. I mean, I know
> > much about Chinese as I do Latin - nothing. At least Chinese is one
> > language that still has a country that speaks it. Can I see your Latin
> > passport, sir? Do what?
> >
> > OK. Time to lurk. I have been on this bull board (oops - bulletin
> > for 10 minutes and the only messages I have received are mine. I will
> > talk to myself, I will not talk to myself, I will not talk to myself...
> >
> --
> Dr Carmine Colacino - colacino at
> Herbarium Lucanum [HLUC] & Dept. of Biology
> University of Basilicata - Campus C/da Macchia Romana
> 85100 Potenza, southern Italy
> Tel. +39 0971205743; Lab +39 0971205732; Fax +39 0971205742

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