Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 00:39:20 -0400

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Pyrin vs. Marenostrin (new words duel!)

B. Popik writes:

But did anyone--ANYONE--consider

that Latin and Greek MIGHT be considered

inappropriate for Jews, Arabs, Turks

and Armenians?

Well, but, scientific words the world over are coined from Latin and Greek

roots--this is sort of the international language of science, right? Anyway,

it seems to me that Latin (or even ancient Greek) is/are far more neutral

than, say, selecting a Turkish word to describe the ancestors of an Armenian,

or selecting a Hebrew word to describe the ancestors of an Arab (or vice


Since Adam and Eve spoke Dutch, obviously a Dutch word would be best.