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Re: Law Abiding New Papers
I'll probably be able to read the paper in a few hours...
According to Knoll, the species name_dangershoeki_ should have been
_dangershoekensis_, and a whole paragraph is devoted to this issue.
I agree, but it would seem to be entirely academic.
I don't even agree. There's just no reason not to form the genitive of a
place name. Sure, the adjective ending -ensis would have made it
unambiguous that Dangershoek is a place name, and could therefore be
seen as preferable, but that's all.
Another whole paragraph is devoted to the genus name _Stormbergia_,
with Knoll mentioning a lot of Germanic names ending in -berg
(Heidelberg, Kahlenberg, etc), and explaining why he would have
preferred the name _Stormbergia_ to have ended in -a rather than -ia,
Sounds just silly to me. Maybe he's worrying about the pronunciation of
Well, as mentioned, I can probably check it out myself. Stay tuned.