[Taxacom] emelianovi or emeljanovi

Laurent Raty l.raty at skynet.be
Mon Jan 28 17:46:16 CST 2008


Thomas Pape wrote:
> If the original spelling of the species-group name is "Limois 
> emelianovi", and if the original paper mentions that the species is 
> named after "A. A. Emelianov", it does not matter if the correct 
> spelling/transliteration (however evaluated) of the man's name is 
> Emelianov, Emeljanov or Emel'yanov. What count is the original 
> spelling and whether there is INTERNAL evidence of an inadvertent 
> error.

Actually, even if the original publication had said the name was after
"A. A. Emeljanov", this might still not be evidence of a real 
inadvertent error.
In classical Latin, the letter "j" didn't exist at all, so it could make 
sense to decide, deliberately, to avoid it when transliterating Cyrillic 
into this language...

Best,
Laurent -
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Laurent Raty
l.raty at skynet.be
Brussels, Belgium




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