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Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus titanum
From: "John" <criswick at spiceisle.com> on 2011.02.06 at 19:32:16|
Curiously, the slang
word “bite” in French,
for “penis”, is feminine.
However, this is not
the point.=A0 A Latin scholar is required to tell us why some epithets end in us
and others in um.
I have already asked
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of E.Vincent Morano
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l]
Well we know what a phallus is right? There just
isnt any other way of saying it.
I refuse to
participate in the recession,
Erin Vincent Morano
--- On Thu, 2/3/11, Eduardo Gomes Goncalves
From: Eduardo Gomes Goncalves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus titanum
To: "Discussion of aroids"
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011, 7:34 AM
I have a silly (but important) question for you. As
far as I know, Amophophallus is a masculine word, am I correct?
In Latin, except for the name of traditional trees
(Malus, Pyrus, etc), all names ended in -us are male names. So it is correct
to say that all adjective epithets in Amorphophallus species end with
-us (A. gomboczianus, A. hirsutus, A lunatus, A. glaucophyllus, etc).
Why Amophophallus titanum is not A. titanus? Other
species with a similar epithet (I don't remember none in plant kingdom, but I
know Dorcus titanus - a beetle)... Wilbert, do you have any reason for
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