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Re: Planet of the New Papers

From: Jeff Hecht <jeff@jeffhecht.com>
Reply-To: jeff@jeffhecht.com
To: keenir@hotmail.com, mickey_mortimer111@msn.com, dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Planet of the New Papers
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 22:15:39 -0400

At 1:06 AM +0000 8/21/07, Anthony Docimo wrote:

>*Tyrannosaurus rex* is *Tyrannosaurus rex* in English and Chinese.
>...and undoubtedly in Xhosa and Khmer too. ;)
But in French it comes out "Rex de Tyrannosaurus", according to my computer. And I really wonder what it would look like if transliterated into Chinese characters.

At least one book on dinosaurs had one page with a paleontological report written in Chinese characters, and clearly visible were the Latin *Tyrannosaurus rex*....and the sidebar explained that the names do not change, no matter what language is used.

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