[Taxacom] Language tags for scientific names

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sat Jun 28 14:12:59 CDT 2008


In message <48666904.5050508 at earthlink.net>, Curtis Clark 
<jcclark-lists at earthlink.net> writes

>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
>> pronunciations?
>
>Perhaps "dismissive" means something different on this side of the 
>pond.

Or perhaps "though" does?

>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.

You're quite right. What verbs are used in, say ICBN?

>As far as "fluency", you'll hardly find a higher concentration than at 
>Taxacom.

OK. Please translate your previous post into ICBN.

-- 
Andy Mabbett




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