[Taxacom] ubiquist??

Nambiyath Balakrishnan npbalakr at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 23:57:30 CDT 2012


N.P.Balakrishnan
ubiquist is not found in any dictionary. Why should we use it? The noun of
ubiquitous is *ubiquity*

On 2 October 2012 09:53, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

> the gradual ventriloquistization of the English language ..
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> ________________________________
> From: Robin Leech <releech at telus.net>
> To: 'Adolf Ceska' <aceska at telus.net>; 'Ken Kinman' <kinman at hotmail.com>;
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> Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:12 PM
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> Does a ventriloquist speak ventriloquistically?
> Robin
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> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Adolf Ceska
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> What is wrong with a ventriloquist? Adolf Ceska
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> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Ken Kinman
> Sent: October-01-12 8:15 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] ubiquist??
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>   Yes, when they use the phrase "ubiquist species" several times, it could
> be regarded as a noun in apposition.  However, the phrase "as ubiquist" in
> the abstract is clearly not a noun in apposition, and thus potentially
> confusing to some.  But still no big deal.
> -----------Ken
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> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] ubiquist??
> From: mark at mwilden.com
> Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:01:53 -0700
> To: kinman at hotmail.com
>
> It could be a noun in apposition.
>
> On Oct 1, 2012, at 7:53 PM, Ken Kinman <kinman at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Mark,      No serious confusion for most.  However, ubiquist should
> probably always be used as a noun, and they clearly used it as an adjective
> when they said "as ubiquist" in the abstract, instead of "as ubiquitous".
> No big deal though.                  --------------Ken
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> > From: mark at mwilden.com
> > Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 19:22:32 -0700
> > To: stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
> > CC: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> > Subject: Re: [Taxacom] ubiquist??
> >
> > Is there a problem, here? Would anyone seriously be confused by this
> usage?
> >
> > On Oct 1, 2012, at 7:03 PM, Stephen Thorpe
> > <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Since when did biologists start using the term ubiquist instead of
> ubiquitous??
> > > http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0
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