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Re: Who put the anus in zhaoianus?
But then the "Carter doctrine" is not composed of two nouns in nominative
case but of a nominative noun and a culled adjective (or a hidden genitive
(Or a prefix.)
You translated "*T. rex*" partially to "*T.*, the king", in which case you
used Tyrannosaurus not as a predicator but as an Eigenname, like "Gaius
Julius", the Caesar. For this there is, however, no reason to do so; you
could equally argue to translate T rex as "the tyrant lizard *Rex*" (=
"*Rex*, the tyrant lizard"), which would be incorrect either.
The reason for why I did so is that *Tyrannosaurus* is a genus name and
*rex* a specific epithet. On the species level, genus names _are_ proper
names, even though they aren't on their own level. ~:-)
DM > They should end in *regina*, not *rex*. The 1999 edition of the ICZN
certainly doesn't care, though, and probably the earlier ones don't
rex, regis is male (and only male). regina is another word.
Yes, and this different word should have been used in those cases...
[May I speculate it is derived from regi-[a]nus, regi-[a]na, regi-[a]num?
Oh, well ...]
(My old Latin dictionary had an intimidating large chapter on etymology
which explained where -ianus came from -- stepwise. First there was
just -nus, then -anus was interpreted as an endings (due to words like
romanus) and appended to other words, some of which had an i in front of