[Taxacom] ubiquist??

Robin Leech releech at telus.net
Tue Oct 2 10:48:38 CDT 2012


Why not keep shortening to UBIQUE or UBIC (an adjective).  Thus, "This
species is ubique (or ubic).", meaning it is found everywhere.

And while we are at it, shorten adjective to adject.  I am sure that there
are a few other words we can modernize.

Robin

 

From: Stephen Thorpe [mailto:stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz] 
Sent: October-01-12 11:24 PM
To: Nambiyath Balakrishnan
Cc: Robin Leech; Adolf Ceska; Ken Kinman; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] ubiquist??

 

FYI, an off-list reply (from a French Canadian) stated this: Three of the
authors of this paper, including the first one, are French, and the French
word for ubiquitous and ubiquity is ubiquiste. The use of ubiquist in
English is thus a gallicism.



 

From: Nambiyath Balakrishnan <npbalakr at gmail.com>
To: Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> 
Cc: Robin Leech <releech at telus.net>; Adolf Ceska <aceska at telus.net>; Ken
Kinman <kinman at hotmail.com>; "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu"
<taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> 
Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] ubiquist??





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>;
taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] ubiquist??


Does a ventriloquist speak ventriloquistically?
Robin

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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Adolf Ceska
Sent: October-01-12 9:25 PM
To: 'Ken Kinman'; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] ubiquist??

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??


  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

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
> > 046056 _______________________________________________
> >                         
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