Message 2004-10-0013: Re: Registration

Fri, 10 Sep 2004 18:38:42 +0200

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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 18:38:42 +0200
From: [unknown]
To: DML <>, PML <>
Subject: Re: Registration

> > I'd prefer compounding the name with -zoon or -phyton:  e.g.
> I understand why that would be more proper etymologically, but I th=
ink it
> create confusion, since tacking on a suffix sometimes requires modi=
> root. For example, you changed an "a" to an "o".

To be picky, he didn't. He took "Gastonia" and added "-o", the connec=
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=
making them a Recommendation.

> [...] e.g. "Ficuszoon" or worse.



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