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[jbovlaste] Re: buckwheat



On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 11:50:50AM +0100, Arnt Richard Johansen
wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> 
> >On Thursday 17 March 2005 00:51, Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> >>Ideally, by adding the two words you listed above with sorrel
> >>and rhubarb as the gloss words.
> >>
> >>Perhaps I'm missing the problem?
> >
> >Ignoring the synonym, we have four Lojban words and three English
> >words. 
> >So we
> >could set the glosses to:
> >xruba -> rhubarb, sorrel, buckwheat
> >stanyxruba -> rhubarb
> >pezyxruba -> sorrel
> >xrixruba -> buckwheat
> >
> >Depending on the votes, one of the Lojban words will not appear
> >in the English-Lojban part. Adding "Polygonaceae" as a gloss
> >doesn't solve this, because most English speakers (at least the
> >ones I know) don't know the word and don't even know that these
> >plants are in the same family. (I didn't until I learned the word
> >{xruba}, and I know more taxonomy than most people.)
> 
> My opinion is that the most specific words get the back-links.
> Hence, no English word will point to {xruba}. I don't see this as
> a big problem, if there is no simple English word or phrase that
> refers to Polygonaceae

I agree.

-Robin

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