personal nomenclature matter pbs vol 89 issue 40
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:58:51 PDT
On 28 Jun 2010, at 20:25, wrote:

> Nomenclature rules on gender as established by the international Botanical
> congresses follows.. I am still trying to interpret these rules, but these
> congresses are  the ones who set the rules. 
> Division II
> Rules and recommendations
> Chapter VII: Orthography and gender of names

The key thing in all that goobledygook is the distinction between substantival 
names and adjectival names. All the rest is pretty close to standard ways of 
constructing words in Latin.

The difference (in English) is between "Miller's Beer" and "Miller Beer". Or to 
use a local reference, between "Nanaimo bar" (a delicious confection) and 
"Nanaimo's mayor".

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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