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>From: "Cunningham, Betty" <email@example.com>
> I "think" that the ICZN >may< be trying to root out problems they are
> having, not with Latin or Greek, but with Latin-izing ...
> words as Mongolian place names, Chinese emporors, or Australian
> Aboriginal place-names, and having the professionals in the field
> seemingly needing to know enough Mongolian, Manchurian, or
> Aborginal to know whether these would be male or female names and
> thus how to treat them when Greek-ing and Latin-izing are applied to
If so, then the concern is misplaced. The rules allow for *arbitrary*
assignment of gender when Latinizing a word. That is, the inventor
of the name gets to *choose* the gender when there is no clear gender
> Is "Minmi" a male or female gender?
What's the species epithet? The ending may tell you.
The peace of God be with you.