Mediomastus californicus???

Geoff Read g.read at niwa.co.nz
Mon Feb 3 15:00:58 EST 2003


Should there be any hint of language hegemony taken from my previous 
post, my point was concerned with SUSEQUENT change of an epithet 
ending, and the undesirability thereof for many reasons - in my opinion. 
Latininisation persists partly because it provides a neutral source of labels 
acceptable to the most people, whatever their native language.  But in the 
end binominals are just labels, tags for linking information to entities, even if 
often redolent of history, and enjoyable for bizarreness, unpronounceability, 
euphony, etc.   

Geoff


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