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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #176
In a message dated 11/3/01 4:28:44 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< It isn't good to just put two nouns next to one another. Maybe nomen
dissertationis (name of...)? Nomen dissertatum (I have yet to dig out my
Latin dictionary to find whether this wouldn't have some totally different
meaning, respectively what dissertare means in the first place)? Nomen
defensum (when the dissertation has been successfully defended)? I don't
feel good at any of these (the latter might be confused with n.
You're beginning to get a feel for the problem I have with the term nomen
dissertatio. But in English a noun can modify another noun, as in the term
"dissertation name," so why not in Latin...?