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Discussion of "spinacia"

Comment #1: Etymology
Curtis W Franks (Sun Feb 23 08:20:56 2014)

I was having issues deciding on how I wanted the "c" in (taxonomic)
"Spinacia" to be pronounced. Old Latin would have it as /k/, English would
imply what would be rendered in Lojban as "tc", guessing and other
languages would lead to /s/, Spanish etymology would lead to /k/ but
Italian etymology would lead to "tc", Persian etymology does "x", and New
Latin could be pretty much any of these or "c". In the end, I chose
tobkeep the spelling and to consider it as a New Latin word. <
http://i.word.com/idictionary/spinacia > lends further support.

Comment #2: Re: Etymology
Wuzzy (Mon Feb 24 04:10:32 2014)

krtisfranks wrote:
> I was having issues deciding on how I wanted the "c" in (taxonomic)
> "Spinacia" to be pronounced. Old Latin would have it as /k/, English
would
> imply what would be rendered in Lojban as "tc", guessing and other
> languages would lead to /s/, Spanish etymology would lead to /k/ but
> Italian etymology would lead to "tc", Persian etymology does "x", and
New
> Latin could be pretty much any of these or "c". In the end, I chose
> tobkeep the spelling and to consider it as a New Latin word. <
> http://i.word.com/idictionary/spinacia > lends further support.


Well, the CLL has a rough outline for lending scientific names:
http://dag.github.io/cll/4/8/

It is not clear how to deal with a “c”, but it strongly suggest to
convert this little “c” into a “k”, which would create the word
spinakia” in Lojban. Are you happy with that?

Comment #3: Re: Etymology
gleki (Mon Feb 24 06:25:56 2014)

spinacia retains the visual form. I agree with John Clifford here.

Comment #4: Re: Etymology
Lorenzo Von Matterhorn (Mon Feb 24 18:56:21 2014)

mi nèlci zo spinàca

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