[Taxacom] Language tags for scientific names
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Sat Jun 28 11:38:28 CDT 2008
On 2008-06-28 08:36, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> I'm not being "dismissive", readily or otherwise; I'm giving a
> /considered/ opinion.
And then went on to say
> Though I've yet to meet a fluent speaker of ICBN or ICZN. Perhaps you
> could point me to a guide outlining the differences in their
Perhaps "dismissive" means something different on this side of the pond.
But I'll play along and take this as a serious comment rather than a
flippancy. Pronunciation is only one of the things that distinguish
languages, and I'm not sure it's either necessary or sufficient.
As far as "fluency", you'll hardly find a higher concentration than at
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