[Taxacom] Abbreviation of Latin genus names
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Mon Oct 14 12:42:44 CDT 2013
Some editors do object, however - journals sometimes have specific policies
on when and how to abbreviate genera. In that case, following the policy
is probably easier than trying to argue for an exception due to
considerations of Latin grammar.
On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Michael A. Ivie <mivie at montana.edu> wrote:
> I use double letters for dipthong vowels, ph ch cn pn and ll and have.
> Never had an editor object.
> > From: "Weakley, Alan" <weakley at bio.unc.edu>
> > Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 11:53 PM
> >> The issue of how to abbreviate these is kind of a fraught editorial
> >> issue.
> >> In the olden days, when we were more literate and Latinate, no-one would
> >> have abbreviated Aegilops tauschii as A. tauschii; that is wrong! The
> >> "Ae" letter combination is not separable
> > ***
> > I would say this is indeed an editorial issue, a matter of
> > editorial policy of the magazine concerned. These days
> > it seems to be common to just use a single letter.
> > Do note that "Ae" does not necessarily equate to "Ã†": it is
> > (was) Ã†sculus but there is also AÃ«toxylon.
> > Paul
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