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Re: Greco-Latin (wasRe: New Guy)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, November 29, 2003, 22:10
Quoting J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>:

> In a message dated 2003:11:28 02:47:03 PM, cph9fa@ADMIRAL.UMSL.EDU writes: > > Scientists still tend to use it as a sort of > >international naming language, right? [. . . ] > > No. ISV (Int'l Scientific Vocabulary) is a hybrid mangling of various > historical versions/varieties of Greek and Latin - Pure Classical, Hybrid > Classical, Renaissance and Modern hybrid classical-vernacular combining > forms/"TechSpeak"/"TechnoBabble".
Well, Linnean names of biological taxa are in principle all good Latin, altho a biggish and increasing proportion of the roots used are not of Latin origin (as are some of the derivational affixes commonly employed, of course). But if being stuffed with loans were taken to mean it's not Latin, this mail isn't written in English. Andreas