Catalog / protolog versus Catalogue / protologue
adoran at UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU
Thu Jun 20 09:54:48 CDT 2002
Hence check means exactly the same as cheque in American 'English' That
makes perfect sense
At 07:59 AM 6/20/02 -0400, christian thompson wrote:
>In regards to your comment:
>>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....)
>"American" English is more sucessful that English English because it
adapts. And this is why French is no longer the "International" language it
once was as it refused to adapt. Languages, like species, need to adapt,
change, etc., to be survive.
>The English insist on holding to the French which William brought over
from Normandy a thousand years ago.
>But "Americans*" for many words, we simply drop what is no longer needed.
So, we write monolog, catalog, log (=sense of ship's log), epilog, et
cetera (yes, that is Latin, but ... ). In short, as we no longer pronouce
the terminal "ue" there is no need to continue to carry it in the written
language simply because of what happened years ago.
>*I say "Americans" but really the vast amount of change in the "English"
is being driven by all non-English users of the English language. But due
to American dominance in new technologies, communications, etc., we are
appropriately blamed to the good and bad of that evolution!
>So, why hold onto a thousand year old vestigial appendix? drop the
terminal "ue" It is a matter of evolution and progress, not simply wanting
to be different.
>F. Christian Thompson
>Systematic Entomology Lab., ARS, USDA
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>>>> Richard Pyle <deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG> 06/19 7:03 AM >>>
>> 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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