[Taxacom] Language tags for scientific names

Thomas Lammers lammers at uwosh.edu
Sat Jun 28 13:16:11 CDT 2008


And of course, though they are treated grammatically as Latin, MANY scientific names come from other languages, most notably Greek.  What will an autotranslator make of the Hawaiian words I have used as nouns in apposition as specific epithets if you tag, e.g., Cyanea pohaku or Cyanea kuhihewa as "Latin"??

I suggest a new tag: "sci".

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul van Rijckevorsel <dipteryx at freeler.nl>

> Actually they do follow Latin grammar, but a grammar autocorrector would 
> likely wrongly change them anyway.

 Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Curator of the Herbarium
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

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