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A Primer of Botanical Latin With Vocabulary,9781107693753

A Primer of Botanical Latin With Vocabulary

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9781107693753

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1107693756
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Pub. Date:
5/31/2013
Publisher(s):
Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

Latin is one of two acceptable languages for describing new plants, and taxonomists must be able to translate earlier texts in Latin. Providing a simple explanation of Latin grammar along with an in-depth vocabulary, this is an indispensable guide for systematic botanists worldwide. All relevant parts of speech are discussed, with accompanying examples as well as worked exercises for translating diagnoses and descriptions to and from Latin. Guidelines for forming specific epithets are also included. The authors cross-reference their grammar to Stearn's Botanical Latin and to articles in the International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and Plants. The comprehensive vocabulary is enhanced with terms from recent glossaries for non-flowering plants - lichens, mosses, algae, fungi and ferns - making this an ideal resource for anyone looking to hone their understanding of Latin grammar and to translate botanical texts from the past 300 years.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Grammar:
The noun
The adjective and the participle
The adverb
The preposition
The conjunction
The pronoun
The verb
Numerals, measurements
Prefixes and suffixes
Miscellany
Exercises in Translation:
Exercises
Answers to the exercises
Translating:
Translating into Latin
Translating from Latin into English
Vocabulary: References
Further reading
Index
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