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On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Graydon wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 02:21:18PM +0200, David Marjanovic scripsit:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "T. Mike Keesey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > (No German vernacular form for _Aves_? Wirklich?)
> > Sure there is one, Vögel, but there is no adjective. The nearest is
> > vogelartig, but that's rather bird_like_.
> It is surely not to be thought impossible to coin an adjective, if you
> want an equvalent to 'birdy'? (_Do_ you want an equivalent to 'birdy'?
> I can't recall a written description of a highly derived theorpod which
> says 'this was a birdy animal'; 'bird-like' seems entirely sufficent.)
No we're looking for a german equivalent to "avian" (adjectival form). I
find it hard to believe that there isn't one ("avisch"?), although I guess
that's Anglocentric thinking for you.
So there's no good way to translate "non-avian dinosaur"? ("unvogelischer
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