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Re: Icelandic dinosaur names
On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 8:57 PM, David Marjanovic
> In Chinese, too, every genus and species name is translated/recreated.
>> Seildır (Chordata)
> Like TMK, I'm sure that dır means "animals".
I can confirm it does. Cf also Danish _dyr_ and Swedish _djur_.
The Swedish for chordates is a bit of a mouthful: _ryggsträngsdjur_,
lit "dorsal cord animals". Vertebrates is the helpfully(?) similar
_ryggradsdjur_ "dorsal row [=vertebral column] animals".
Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?