colchicum byzantinum & friends

Russell Stafford, Odyssey Bulbs
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 10:53:14 PDT
Commemorative epithets come with their own risks, not the least of 
which is pronunciation!


At 01:14 PM 10/6/2009, you wrote:

>???? One of my pet peeves is the misspelling of the word "cupanii".? 
>This Italian botanist regularly used in his corespondence and other 
>writing the latinized version of of his name as Cupanus.? Hence the 
>genative singular would be " cupani,"? with just one "i" .?? 
>Admittedly verry few people learn Latin any more? but Brian Mathew 
>and others who should know better consistently use the misspelled version.?

Russell Stafford
Odyssey Bulbs
PO Box 382
South Lancaster, MA  01561

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