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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 18:38:42 +0200
To: DML <firstname.lastname@example.org>, PML <email@example.com>
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> > I'd prefer compounding the name with -zoon or -phyton: e.g. "Gastoniozoon". > > I understand why that would be more proper etymologically, but I th= ink it would > create confusion, since tacking on a suffix sometimes requires modi= fying the > root. For example, you changed an "a" to an "o". To be picky, he didn't. He took "Gastonia" and added "-o", the connec= ting vowel of Greek, and "-phyton". When two vowels collide, the first has= to go. Zyg-apophysis, ep-apophysis, hyp-apophysis... supr-acetabular (OK, th= at's a trivial case)... > What if there's something else named _Gastonio_? That's unlikely... but if, we'll have to change that name to somethin= g else. This is an argument against making such pre- or suffixes a Rule and f= or making them a Recommendation. > [...] e.g. "Ficuszoon" or worse. *Ficozoon*?