A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary
Cambridge University Press, Mar 21, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 292 pages
Latin is one of two acceptable languages for describing new plants, and taxonomists must be able to translate earlier texts in Latin. Providing a simple explanation of Latin grammar along with an in-depth vocabulary, this is an indispensable guide for systematic botanists worldwide. All relevant parts of speech are discussed, with accompanying examples as well as worked exercises for translating diagnoses and descriptions to and from Latin. Guidelines for forming specific epithets are also included. The authors cross-reference their grammar to Stearn's Botanical Latin and to articles in the International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and Plants. The comprehensive vocabulary is enhanced with terms from recent glossaries for non-flowering plants - lichens, mosses, algae, fungi and ferns - making this an ideal resource for anyone looking to hone their understanding of Latin grammar and to translate botanical texts from the past 300 years.
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The noun Stearn pp 5788
The adjective and the participle Stearn pp 89102
The adverb Stearn pp 103106
The preposition Stearn pp 125127
The conjunction Stearn pp 128129
The pronoun Stearn pp 118124
The verb Stearn pp 130139
Numerals measurements Stearn pp 107117
Prefixes and suffixes
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ablative plural ablative singular Accusative adjective of Group adverbs alga angustata Asteraceae beak botanical Latin branches by/with by/with/from calyx colour conidium conj corolla cotyledon cystidium Dative decl declined deﬁnite diagnosis English epithets erect Example Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter Nominative ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂat ﬂattened ﬂowers folia foliis fructus fruit frutex gender Genitive genus Gk comp glabrous grey growing hairs hairy hymenium hypanthium hyphae incolor indecl indicates indumentum leaves margins Masculine Feminine Neuter matching word meaning Neuter Masculine Feminine nominative singular noun as stem noun f Nouns ending object participle pertaining petals pileus plant Plural Case Masculine pref preﬁx prep preposition pron pronoun quam relating Second Declension sentence sepals simillima sing Singular Plural Masculine Singular Plural Nominative sorus species sporangium stamens Stearn stolon suff superﬁcies taxon thallus the/a Third Declension to/for Translate tuft verb as stem vocabulary yellow