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By Donald J. Borror

One of many striking difficulties of the biologist, no matter if he be starting pupil or experts, is that of figuring out technical phrases. how one can comprehend and bear in mind technical phrases is to appreciate first their part components, or roots. This dictionary has been designed basically to satisfy the desires of the start pupil, the clinical pupil, and the taxonomist, however it may be of price to all biologists.

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Don’t include a ‘middle initial’ field—it is better to have one long field for ‘given names’. Include a field where people can enter the unofficial name they may be using in an English-speaking context. ’, ‘Western name or nickname’, or ‘preferred name’. It is also important, when designing forms, to be aware of who will be using them. If you know the forms are to be used by a specific group, you can tailor the forms accordingly, as outlined below. • If the users are from Thailand, southern India or Sri Lanka, where people have very long names, you can make sure you have as many boxes as you can fit in for the name fields.

Occasionally girls and boys may be given the same generation name, a practice which has become more popular in the last couple of decades. ) The personal name is unique to each individual. Within families, older members tend to address younger ones by personal name alone, and younger members address older members by titles such as ‘big sister’ or ‘father’. g. Mr Leung). g. Chin Ho) for Chinese and Korean names, and personal name alone for Vietnamese names. adapting Confucian names The first problem confronting a person with a Confucian name in an English-speaking context is the name order.

G. Ms Kin Kin Schwe, or Ms Yolanda as in Diagram 16). A person with only one name, like Hadiman, may do several things. In Indonesia he would be Mr Hadiman in formal situations and just Hadiman (or Hadi) informally. However, many databases in English-speaking countries require people to have at least two names. Englishspeaking administrators commonly address this problem by putting ‘Hadiman’ in both the given name and surname fields (making it ‘Hadiman Hadiman’). Hadiman himself might prefer to adopt a name of his own choice for use as either a given name or a surname.

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