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RE: Lessem's Lessons



:) Pronounced kyouryu in Japanese (same meaning).  Archosaur is koryu
(old-dragon).

Dan

Dinosaurs: http://www.bowdoin.edu/~dbensen/Welcome.html
Taiko: http://studorgs.bowdoin.edu/taiko/


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
David Marjanovic
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 3:13 PM
To: DML
Subject: Re: Lessem's Lessons

> In a question about dragons and dinosaur bones, Dino Don explains that the
> Chinese name, "kong long" means both "dragon" and "dinosaur."  Funny, I
> thought that "long" meant dragon, and "kong long," meant terrible dragon, 
> or
> dinosaur.

It means "a dragon to fear", and thus "dinosaur".