[Taxacom] brunneus - bruneus, etc.
Pekka T. Lehtinen
pekleh at utu.fi
Thu Feb 22 07:14:51 CST 2007
Although I am a zoologist, not a botanist, the forms bruneus and
brunescens sound very strange to me.
I had no latin in the school, but I use to learn the spellings of all
words in all languages, when I have seen
them written sufficiently many times. I don´t exactly know whether
bruneus or brunescens are widely used
in zoology, but most probably not. So, use of double nn seems to be the
only linguistically correct form.
Pekka T. Lehtinen, commissioner of ICZN 1980-2000
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