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Re: Latin Names
- To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Latin Names
- From: Bill Wichers <billw at waveform_net>
- Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 22:35:30 -0400
I was wondering if there are any online resources for learning what the
Latin names for various plants and fish translate to in English? A lot of
the translation engines I have come across haven't been too helpful. Thanks!
They don't translate well since they don't directly translate. The Latin
names are the "scientific" or "species" names while the supposedly
"English" names are more commonly referred to as the "common names". The
Latin name will not directly, literally translate in the usual sense.
Your best bet is most likely going to be to get a book about the
plant/animal species you are interested in that lists both the scientific
and common names for each species. There are bound to be places on the
Internet with that information too, I suggest trying a search for something
like "Latin common species" and the species name that you are interested in.
UNIX Systems Administrator