WWW sites for translating LATIN?

Richard Zander rzander at SCIENCEBUFF.ORG
Fri Jun 22 18:02:30 CDT 2001


Patricia Eckel's new address is pmeckel at sciencebuff.org. She will translate
(good) English into Botanical Latin for US$5.00 per diagnosis or
description. A bargain!



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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Gerald Stinger Guala" <stinger at FAIRCHILDGARDEN.ORG>
To: <TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: WWW sites for translating LATIN?


> Christian,
>
> Free Programs
> http://www.levity.com/alchemy/latin/latintrans.html
> http://members.ozemail.com.au/~pbostock/
>
> Single words
> http://dictionaries.travlang.com/EnglishLatin/dict.cgi?query=curl&max=50
> http://cawley.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookdown.pl
>
>
> Patricia Eckel (bryo at paradox.net) and Mark Garland
> (http://members.aol.com/magarland/botlat/botlata.htm) do it for a fee.
>
> Stinger
>
> Gerald "Stinger" Guala, Ph.D.
> Keeper of the Herbarium
> Coordinator of the Program in Tropical Plant Systematics
> Fairchild Tropical Garden Research Center
> 11935 Old Cutler Rd.
> Coral Gables, FL 33156-4299
>
> www.virtualherbarium.org
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Taxacom Discussion List [mailto:TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG]On Behalf Of
> christian thompson
> Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 2:37 PM
> To: TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG
> Subject: WWW sites for translating LATIN?
>
>
> Given all the botanists who read TAXACOM, etc., do any of you know of good
> sites on the World Wide Web where one can get Latin diagnoses /
descriptions
> translated? Or even be able to look up the meanings of Latin words.
>
> Yes, as a zoologist I am rather ignorant of Latin, but occassionally do
> have to deal with old description in Latin and where the types are now
lost.
>
>
> Hence, phrases, such as
>
> "Thoracis ... maculis ad unumquodue latus duabus luteo-pallidis, una ante,
> alia post alas."  or
>
> "Abdomen ... margini segmentorum praecedentium proximis nisi contiguis, et
> duabus ad latera segmenti primi flavis ..."
>
> sometimes are critical.  [Yes, I do get that one is a description of a
pale
> luteous color lateral marking on the thorax and the other the yellow color
> on the margins of the abdomen. But I am still missing some of the
> adjectives]
>
> Thanks
>
> F. Christian Thompson
> Systematic Entomology Lab., ARS, USDA
> Smithsonian Institution
> Washington, D. C. 20560-0169
> (202) 382-1800 voice
> (202) 786-9422 FAX
> cthompso at sel.barc.usda.gov
> visit our Diptera site at www.diptera.org
>




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