Message 2001-12-0004: Fwd: Re: languages in PhyloCode

Fri, 16 Nov 2001 08:19:32 -0500

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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 08:19:32 -0500
From: Philip Cantino <>
Subject: Fwd: Re: languages in PhyloCode

I wrote:

>   > but we have provided an alternative for those few
>   > who, for whatever reason, prefer that English not be the only choice.

David Marjanovic wrote:

>Just Latin, which zoologists can't read anymore, is not enough, I think.

I can't speak for anyone else on the advisory committee, but I would
have no problem with adding French as a third alternative.  Including
French would be consistent with the fact that the ICZN is written in
English and French.  Retaining Latin as a third choice would be
consistent with the botanical code, which mandates Latin for the
descriptions associated with new taxon names of non-fossil plants.


Philip D. Cantino
Professor and Chair
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979

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