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Re: Futabasaurus and Ryu
On Thu, 2 Jul 1998, Michael E Teuton wrote:
> Dinogeorge wrote:
> email@example.com writes:
> << Tyrannosauroid or plesiosaur? >>
> type species and type specimen, and so forth. The Japanese are particularly
> fond of naming vertebrate fossils after localities, as in "Futaba-ryu,"
> then translates into English as "Futabasaurus." So there could be both a
> tyrannosaur and a plesiosaur "Futabasaurus."
> In karate, ryu, to the best of my limited knowledge of Japanese, generally
> "way"; as in Wado-ryu and Isshin-ryu being the systems or way of the
> Japanese karate styles Wado and Isshin.
"Style" or "lineage" come closer to ryu's meaning. "Ryu"/"Lineage" in the
name almost seems applicable in this context.