Message 2001-12-0006: languages in PhyloCode

Fri, 16 Nov 2001 15:22:37 +0000

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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 15:22:37 +0000
From: Fredrik Pleijel <>
Subject: languages in PhyloCode

Just a note to say that I agree with Mieczyslaw: just English would be fine=
In science it is today the most used and/or recognised language. The
phrasing of the definitions would in many cases be more or less standardise=
and thereby easy to formulate. And of course, in a paper in another languag=
the definition could also be given in that language as well as in English -
in case of any discrepancies between the two the English version would be
valid.  If the English dominance would shift sometime from now, then maybe =
change in the PhyloCode would have to be considered at that time. Latin in
any case is certainly not very used, and I see no argument for keeping it
except for continuity with the Botanical Code.
Fredrik (zoologist; not well trained in Latin)
Fredrik Pleijel
Biologie des Invert=E9br=E9s marins, Mus=E9um National d'Histoire Naturelle
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75231 Paris Cedex 05
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