The orthography of vernacular names of animal species
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The large number of new vernacular names of animal species that have come to life in the past few years and are also expected to be generated in the future calls for a revision of certain articles of 'The orthographical rules of Hungarian names of animal species', compiled by László Gozmány, published in 1994. In this study, the author examines how certain words of dual word class, names of nations, and constituents of geographical names that have come into general use under the influence of English fulfil their function as species attributes in Hungarian names of animals and what orthographic problems arise from them. The names of species given as examples were mainly taken from two manuscripts; one of these contains the names of the Earth's primates, and the other lists the Hungarian designations of all the world's species of birds. In the case of newly coined names of species it seems to be reasonable to set it as a goal to make the vernacular names reflect the logic of the binominal scientific nomenclature.
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