pH question!

pathos pathos at
Wed Jan 5 08:03:03 EST 2000

In article <84tal2$11r9u$1 at>, Frank Fuerst
<ffrank at> wrote:

> Well, I'm german, and there is no word for hydrogen in german that
> begins with an h, it's called "Wasserstoff". Also Potential is now a
> german word, but is still recognized as a foreign word. And if "101 a
> million years ago" is well before 1900, then latin was the language of
> science in Germany (and elsewhere), so pH should be latin, too (even
> if first used by german scientists) and thus be "pons" or "potentialis
> hydrogenii"

I said this earlier in the thread. To be honest, I had no idea what it
meant because I am greek and know no latin. Now I know what the  word
"pons" means.  I believe it is time for me to get a latin dictionary.

Peter Pediaditakis

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