Protolog is fine for zoology too

Richard Pyle deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Wed Jun 19 01:03:59 CDT 2002

>     Si aux États-Unis on préfère la forme protolog, rien n'empêche de
> l'employer, mais elle n'exclut pas la forme protologue, utilisée
> officiellement dans le Code !

Despite my residence within the U.S., I think I'll stay with the "gue"
ending in my application (we 'mericans cost ourselves a great deal in our
efforts to be different solely for the purpose of being different....)

> P.-S. En français l'étymologie de -logue dans catalogue est
> différente de celle de dialogue, monologue, mycologue, épilogue, etc.

Out of curioisity, which sort of '-logue' is 'Protologue'?  Like
'catalogue', or like the others?


Richard L. Pyle
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