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Re: Translation opportunity (was: Conorthography aesthetics)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 17, 2003, 5:52
On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at 11:33 , Ian Spackman wrote:


> Hm, _code_ is etymologically from _codex_, which suggests Unicodex, > Unicodicis. Which I like, though semantically _code_ is now sufficently > removed from _codex_ that I'm not sure this is a good idea.
Yep - 'Unicodex' had occurred to me; but _code_ is, as you say, sufficiently far removed from _codex_ to make such a coinage a good idea. I think probably one has to go along with what most languages do and that is simply adopt 'Unicode' as a proper noun. The question is then whether to leave it as an indeclinable neuter or to let it have Latin case endings; there are precedents for both treatments in Classical Latin. Ray =============================================== (home) (work) ===============================================