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On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 06:17:41PM -0500, NJPharris@aol.com sent:
> Well, you almost did. The stem of _megas_ is _megal-_, and the Greek
> word for 'lifeless, dead' (literally 'breathless, unbreathing') is
> _apnoos_, not _apnos_. Thus, "megalapnoosaurus" would be more
> correctly derived than _Megapnosaurus_.
A clasicist of my acquaintance highly recommends
Where reside the Perseus project test tools, featuring Greek -> English,
English -> Greek, English -> Latin, and Latin -> English, by word or
part of word.
In the hope that these might make name formation a bit easier.
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| mod sceal þe mare þe ure maegen lytlað.
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