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Old 9th December 2009   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: Scientific Nomenclature

Being spanish i have a basic knowledge of latin and greek, despite never ever studying them. I understand that people who speak non-latin derived languages, have a much harder time with scientific nomenclature because itīs just gibberish with no meaning at all.
However i have to agree with bewilderbeast in that binomials have a certain rythm to them. Personally i have a TERRIBLE memory....trully bad...and yet scientific names get stuck in my head very easily, even those with complex spelling. I really think itīs just a matter of getting used to them, and before you know it, you understand them perfectly well.

PS: iīm very very happy that this is helping fellow members :)
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