hyphenated names

Jacques Melot jacques.melot at ISHOLF.IS
Tue Oct 28 17:13:40 CST 2003


  Le 28-10-03, à 16:35 +0100, nous recevions de Paul van Rijckevorsel :

>Oh my. I believe this is not correct: if I read it rightly the ICBN also
>demands suppressing the hyphen. I was hoping to avoid this, because my Latin
>is rusty.
>
>Art 60.9 states "... words that usually stand alone ..."
>Note that this is not "... can normally stand alone ..."
>
>Rec 60G.1.b starts:
>"In a pseudocompound, a noun or adjective in a non-final position appears as
>a word with a case ending, not as a modified stem. Examples are:  nidus-avis
>(nest of bird),  Myos-otis (ear of mouse),  albo-marginatus (margined with
>white), etc. In epithets where tingeing is expressed, the modifying initial
>colour often is in the ablative because the preposition  e, ex, is implicit,
>e.g.,  atropurpureus (blackish purple) from  ex atro purpureus (purple
>tinged with black). "
>
>with "hyphens ... solely for explanatory reasons."
>
>If it is 'albomarginatus' and 'atropurpureus' then why not 'aureostipes'
>(without a hyphen)?



    Ici il faut tout de même se montrer prudent. Alors que
« atropurpureus » est une épithète ADJECTIVE, « aureo-stipes » est,
au moins en apparence, un NOM en apposition.
    Ce qui gêne, c'est que l'on sent là une erreur sans peut-être trop
bien savoir comment la rectifier. On pourrait se demander quelle
serait la signification de ce composé : « aureo » est un adjectif à
l'ablatif ou au datif et « stipes » un nom au nominatif. En fait,
cela semble une simple faute pour « pied doré », « aureo- » (avec -)
étant alors une tentative faite par l'auteur pour appliquer la
Recomm. 60G.1 (a) (2).

    Je m'aperçois que l'auteur du nom (James C. Cavender) l'utilise
dans un article récent dont il est co-auteur, rectifié sous la forme
« aureostipes ». Voyez :

http://www.rsnz.govt.nz/publish/nzjb/2002/020.pdf

    L'étymologie de l'épithète est explicitée p. 248 : « aureostipes,
referring to the pigmented sorophore ».

    Jacques Melot



>Paul van Rijckevorsel
>Utrecht, NL
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Michael Schmitt <m.schmitt at UNI-BONN.DE>
>Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 3:06 PM
>
>
>>  Dear colleagues,
>>
>>  this matter is, as far as I see, a bit more difficult than it could seem
>at first glance. The ICBN says that the hyphen is to be suppressed except
>for the cases specified, which are, e.g. if the epithet is formed by two
>words which can normally stand alone. The epithet "aureo-stipes" is such an
>epithet: 'aureo' is ablative of aureus = golden, 'stipes' is a noun. Thus,
>the hyphen is justified. ICZN obligatorily forbids a hyphen (except if it
>connects a single letter denoting a certain feature to a word). Therefore,
>it is important to decide whether or not a slime mold should be treated as
>an animal or as a plant.
>
>>  In textbooks, I find slime molds in either kingdom. The ICBN explicitly
>states that names of slime molds are within its scope. The ICZN claims
>that for its purpose the term "animal" refers to the Metazoa and also to
>protistan taxa when workers treat them as animals for the purpose of
>nomenclature (art. 1.1.) and regulates "names of taxa later but not at
>first classified as animals" and "names of taxa at some time but not later
>classified as animals" (art. 2).
>
>>  Consequently, an author must decide whether to treat a taxon in question
>as an animal or a plant. If the slime mold taxon under discussion is treated
>as an animal, the specific epitheton must not contain a hyphen, if it is
>treated as a plant, it must.
>
>>                                   Best regards
>>                                     Michael
>
>>
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