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Old Tuesday 10th September 2013, 13:54   #1
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Post Barnard in Barnard’s Parrot.

Regarding the English zoologist and horticulturalist Edward Barnard (1786–1861) commemorated in (Platycercus) Barnardius (zonarius?) barnardi. Can anyone, please help me to translate some latin to English (as accurate as possible)?

From, the type description: Vigors, N. A. & T. Horsfield. 1827. A Description of the Australian Birds in the Collection of the Linnean Society: with an Attempt at arranging them according to their natural Affinities. The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 15 (1): Page 283 (as "Platycercus Barnardi").

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In honorem EDOUARDI BARNARD, Armigeri, Societatis Linneanæ, Ornithologiæ studioissimi, hæc species, quam Societas liberalitati ejus debet, nomen accipiat.”
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Old Tuesday 10th September 2013, 15:06   #2
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In honour of Edward Barnard Esq, the Linnaean Society, for his great ornithological studies, the society will bestow his name to this species.

Or something like that anyway
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Thanks Will!

That was quick. But the comment...
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... Or something like that anyway
...makes me a bit nervous! Anyone else feel like having a go?
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Thanks Will!

That was quick. But the comment...


...makes me a bit nervous! Anyone else feel like having a go?
I'm pretty sure It's right, but it certainly wouldn't hurt if someone else has a crack at it, I realise that my translation doesn't flow very well!
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I'm pretty sure It's right, but it certainly wouldn't hurt if someone else has a crack at it, I realise that my translation doesn't flow very well!
I think you caught the meaning very well; I would rephrase it slightly, thus:
"In honour of Edward Barnard Esq and for his exceptional ornithological studies, the Linnaean Society will bestow his name on this species".
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Yes, that flows much better. I'm glad that I still have some Latin left, even if I did have to cheat and look up Armigeri
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I think the gist of this is: "In honour of Edward Barnard, Fellow of the Linnean Society and learned ornithologist, this species, presented by him to the Society, will bear his name."
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Thumbs up Great!

Will, "MJB" and James,

Thank you all!

That will close my "file" on Barnard.
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Just some slight adjustment required to get this 'xactly right:

This species, which the society owes to his generosity, should receive its name in honor of Edward Barnard, Fellow of the Linnean Society and a most zealous adherent of ornithology.




”In honorem EDOUARDI BARNARD, Armigeri, Societatis Linneanæ, Ornithologiæ studioissimi, hæc species, quam Societas liberalitati ejus debet, nomen accipiat.”
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Just some slight adjustment required to get this 'xactly right: ....”
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"'xactly right" is The one right I really, really like.

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